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LIST: The 15 resident electoral commissioners approved by senate
By ICIR Nigeria
On Thursday, the senate approved the appointment of 15 of the 27 names nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari in March as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
Presenting the report, Suleiman, Nazif, chairman of the senate committee on INEC, explained that the other 12 nominees were yet to complete the screening exercise.
He added that their names would be forwarded to plenary for confirmation once the process was completed.
THE FULL LIST
|1||Godswill Obioma Abia|
|2||Ahmed Makama Bauchi|
|3||James Apam Benue|
|4||Nwachukwu Orji Ebonyi|
|5||Iloh Chuks Enugu|
|6||Nentawe Yilwada Plateau|
|7||Umar Ibrahim Taraba|
|8||Emeka Joseph Imo|
|9||Obo Effanga Cross River|
|10||Francis Ezeonu Anambra|
|11||Briyai Frankland Bayelsa|
|12||Ibrahim Abdullahi Adamawa|
|13||Agboke Olaleke Ogun|
|14||Hussaini Pai FCT|
|15||Sadiq Musa Kaduna|
As of March 4 this year 33 states of the federation are without RECs, which means that even if all the 27 nominees get Senate approval, six states will still not have RECs who head INEC’s operations at the State levels.
The nominees who are yet to be confirmed are: Mike Igini (Delta), Jibrin Zarewa (Kano), Asmau Maikudi (Katsina), Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi), Samuel Egwu (Kogi), Rufus Akeju (Lagos), Mustapha Zubairu (Niger), Sam Olumekun (Ondo), Abdulganiyu Raji (Oyo), Riskuwa Shehu (Sokoto), Kasim Geidam (Yobe) and Bello Mahmud (Zamfara).