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15 Resident Electoral Commissioners Has Been Approved By Senate


15 Residential Electoral Commissioners(REC) out of the 27 sent by President Mohammed Buhari in March has been approved by the Senate.

The Nigerian senate so far has confirmed 15 of the 27  resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).

The approval was made following the adoption of the report submitted by Sen. Suleiman M. Nazif.

Sen. Suleiman M. Nazif is the Chairman of the Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Nazif said that the remaining 12 nominees were still undergoing screening though all the 27 have been cleared by the security agencies.

It should be noted that President Buhari had sent  the 27 REC nominees to the Senate for confirmation in compliance with section 14(3)(a) of the third schedule of the 1999 constitution(amended).

Below are the list of the confirmed nominees and their states;

S/N Names                         States

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

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