UPDATED: INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu swears in 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (photos)
- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the swearing in of 14 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs)
- The RECs will be sworn in by the INEC chairman on Friday, July 7, 2017
- The REC's were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari and confirmed by the Nigerian Senate
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sworn in of 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).
The commission in a tweet on Friday, July 7, morning said the 14 new RECs were all sworn in by the chairman of INEC Mahmood Yakubu at 3 pm today.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari nominated 27 RECs for INEC three months ago.
The commissioners' names, the presidency said were sent to the Nigerian Senate for approval.
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The letter from president Buhari also requested that the Senate through the Senate President Bukola Saraki confirms the appointment of the commissioners in line with the provision of the 1999 Constitution.
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The President's letter read in part: “In compliance with the provisions of Section 14 (3) (a) of the Third Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I write to request the confirmation of the following nominees for appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioners.”
See the tweet from INEC below:
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