The nine Resident Electoral Commissioner nominees sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari have been referred to the Senate Committee on INEC.
The referral followed a motion to that effect by the Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan stating that the nominees be considered as requested by the executive.
“That the Senate do consider the request of Mr. President for the confirmation of the nomination of following persons for appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in accordance with Sections 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended,” he said.
The nominees are:
Elder Monday Udoh Tom — Akwa Ibom
Baba Abba Yusuf — Borno State
Mr. Eric Olawale — Osun state
Dr. Uthman Abdulrasheed Ajidagba — Kwara
Mr. Segun Agbaje — Ekiti
Dr. Cyril Omorogbe — Edo
Yahaya Bello — Nasarawa
Dr. Emmanuel Alex Hart — Rivers
Mohammed Magaji Ibrahim — Gombe
Reacting, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki pointed that it was usual for nominees to pass through screening.
Subsequently, the names referred to the Committee on INEC which is expected to report back in two weeks.