President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has formally submitted a request to the Senate, seeking their approval for the appointment of ten individuals as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). This request aligns with the provisions of the constitution and was presented during a Senate plenary session by Senate President Godswill Akpabio.
The nominees for the REC positions are as follows:
1. Etekamba Umoren (Akwa Ibom State)
2. Isah Ehimeakne (Edo)
3. Oluwatoyin Babalola (Ekiti)
4. Abubakar Ma’aji (Gombe)
5. Shehu Wahab (Kwara)
6. Bunmi Omoseyindemi (Lagos)
7. Aminu Idris (Nasarawa)
8. Mohammed Yelwa (Niger)
9. Anugbum Onuoha (Rivers)
10. Isma’ila Moyi (Zamfara)
These individuals are nominated to serve a five-year term each and can only be removed from their positions by the President with the approval of a two-thirds vote from the National Assembly.
Additionally, President Tinubu has also submitted a separate letter, requesting Senate confirmation for eleven individuals appointed as members of the governing board of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
The Senate president has referred these requests to the Committee of the Whole for the screening and confirmation process, and the President has urged the Senate to expedite these matters.
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