INEC: Senate Rejects Buhari’s REC Nominee, Confirms 2 Others

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ahmad Mahmud, whom President Muhammadu Buhari nominated as resident electoral commissioner, representing Zamfara state for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


The decision came on the back of a report by the committee on INEC led by Sulieman Nazif, senator representing Bauchi north.

Nazif told the lawmakers that the Mahmud did not have the backing of Abdullaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, and some stakeholders.

It was gathered that two of the three senators from Zamfara opposed Mahmud on the grounds that he is not from Zamfare but Sokoto state.

The Senate, however, approved the nomination of Ambassador Rufus Akeju (Lagos) and Dr. Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi) as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.


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