Senate to Screen 10 Nominees For INEC RECs

Senate has started screening the 10 newly- nominated candidates for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioners ( RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

 

The Senate president, Senator Godswill Akpabio announced President Tinubu’s request for confirmation of the nominees of the RECs for INEC in accordance with the provisions of Section 154(1) of the Constitution, during Wednesday’s plenary.

 

“By powers vested in him by Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999, Amended) and Section 6 of the Electoral Act (2022), President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of 10 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a term of five (5) years each, subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate,” the statement by the Presidency read.

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The new appointees are:

Mr. Etekamba Umoren — Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakne — Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mrs. Oluwatoyin Babalola — Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Abubakar Ahmed Ma’aji — Gombe State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Shehu Wahab — Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi — Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Aminu Kasimu Idris — Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Prof. Mohammed Yelwa — Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner

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Dr. Anugbum Onuoha — Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Isma’ila Kaura Moyi — Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner