- President Buhari has appointed Dr Tella Adeniran Rahamon as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for INEC in Osun state
- The president also nominated James Jiya Kolo as a replacement for Daniel James Kolo, whom he earlier nominated for appointment as a commissioner of the FCC representing Kwara state
- The two appointments are subject to the approval of the Senate and have been sent to the upper legislative chamber for consideration
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Tella Adeniran Rahamon as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in charge of Osun state.
The president has sent a request to the Senate for consideration and approval of the appointment.
This was announced by Ahmad Lawan, the president of the Senate, who read Buhari's letter on the floor of the Senate at plenary on Tuesday, June 2.
Legit.ng gathers that President Buhari also submitted the name of James Jiya Kolo to the Senate as a replacement for Daniel James Kolo, whom he earlier nominated for appointment as a commissioner of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) representing Kwara state.
Senator Lawan has referred the two requests to the relevant committees of the Senate for further legislative action.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that there had been several allegations since 2015 that President Buhari's appointments are skewed in favour of the north.
The allegations resurfaced again on Sunday, May 31, when Colonel Dangiwa, a former governor of Kaduna state, claimed Buhari's appointments are based on a lopsided approach.
"All those who wish you and the country well must mince no words in warning you that Nigeria has become dangerously polarised and risk sliding into crisis on account of your administration’s lopsided appointments, which continues to give undue preference to some sections of the country over others,” he said in a letter addressed to the president.
However, a document by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) showed that 54.2% of President Buhari's appointees (103) are from the south while the north produced 45.8% (87).
The state-by-state breakdown indicates that Ogun is the highest with 17 people while Adamawa is second with 14. Kano has 12, while Edo, Ondo, Osun and Katsina states have eight each.
Those with one include Ebonyi, Imo, Bayelsa, Cross River, Plateau and Zamfara.
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