REC: Senate rejects Zamfara nominee, confirms 2

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Nigerian-Senate

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nominee from Zamfara, Mr Ahmad Mahmud, as Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).

The upper chamber, however, confirmed the nominees from Lagos State and Kebbi State, Dr Rufus Akeju and Dr Mahmuda Isah, respectively.

This followed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which was presented by its Chairman, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, at plenary.

Nazif said that the nominees appeared before the committee in May 2017.

He said that after careful study of the nominees’ documents, the committee found those from Lagos and Kebbi suitable for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioner, but had to step down that of Zamfara.

In his contribution, Sen. Adamu Aliero (APC-Kebbi) said that it was true that they initially had a reservation on the nomination of the nominee from Kebbi,…

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