- The Senate has confirmed two nominees for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioner
- The nominees are Rufus Akeju and Mahmud Isah as the RECs representing Lagos and Kebbi states respectively
- Two out of three Zamfara state senators had earlier kicked against Mahmud’s nomination on the grounds that he is from Sokoto
The Nigerian Senate has rejected Ahmed Mahmud, whom President Muhammadu Buhari nominated as Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), representing Zamfara state on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Cable reports that the decision was sequel to 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.
Two of the three senators from Zamfara opposed Mahmud on the grounds that he is from Sokoto state.
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It was learnt that the upper legislative chamber confirmed the nominations of Rufus Akeju and Mahmud Isah as the RECs representing Lagos and Kebbi state respectively.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Senate was set to look into the controversial situation regarding the presidential tax force on pension reforms.
The issue was brought up in the upper chamber by the senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Emmanuel Paulker, who is a Peoples Democratic Party member.
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