The Senate has confirmed 15 out of the 27 nominees sent by President Buhari as Resident Electoral Commissioners for screening and subsequent confirmation.
The confirmation of the nominees follows the submission of the report of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC which screened 15 Nominees for Appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioners by the Chairman, Senator Suleiman Nazif, APC, Bauchi North.
The committee also hinted that the other twelve Nominees are still undergoing screening.
Those confirmed were Hussaini Haliru Pai from the Federal Capital Territory, FCT; Alhaji Ahmad Makama, Bauchi; and Sadiq Abubakar Musa, Kaduna who were reappointed. Meachwile those confirmed as new RECs are Professor Godswill Obioma, Abia; Ibrahim Abdullahi, Adamawa; James Iorliam Apam, Benue; Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, Ebonyi; Dr. Ilona Joseph Valentine Chuks, Enugu; Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda, Plateau; Umar Ibrahim, Taraba; Emeka Ononamadu Joseph, Imo; Obo O. Effanga, Cross River; Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, Anambra; Dr. Briyai O. Frankland, Bayelsa; and Agboke Mutiu Olaleke, Ogun.
Speaking the Senate President Bukola Saraki urged the new Resident Electoral Commissioners to discharge their assignments with high sense of patriotism so as to further deepen democratic parties and improve the electoral processes.