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INEC: Senate Commences Screening of Onochie and Five Others as Commissioners

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The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has forwarded the name of the Special Assistant, social media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie and five others for confirmation on Wednesday as Federal Commissioners to the Senator Kabiru Gaya, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano South led Senate Committee on INEC.

It was gathered that the names were forwarded to the Senator Kabiru Gaya, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano South led Senate Committee on INEC. This is sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of the Nominations of the following persons for Appointment as Commissioners of INEC in accordance with Paragraph 14 Part 1(F) of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as Amended. Aside Onochie, other names that were referred to the Senate Committee are Prof. Muhammad Sani Kallah from Katsina; Prof. Kunle Cornelius Ajayi, Ekiti State; Saidu Babura Ahmad, Jigawa; Prof. Sani Muhammad Adam, North Central and Dr. Baba Bila, North East.

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Ahmad Lawan gave the Committee two weeks to carry out legislative action on the list and report back at Plenary.

 

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