2023 Elections: President Buhari Picks Ex-IGP as Police Service Commission Boss, Appoints More RECs

2023 Elections: President Buhari Picks Ex-IGP as Police Service Commission Boss, Appoints More RECs

  • President Muhammadu Buhari appointed a new chairman of the Police Service Commission in the person of Solomon Arase
  • Arase whose appointment is to be confirmed by the red chamber anytime soon was a former IGP during the Goodluck Jonathan-led government
  • Moreover, ahead of the 2023 polls, the president has appointed two RECs, one from Kebbi state (Mahmud Isa) and another one from Ondo (Sani Ali)

Abuja - The Senate has been asked to confirm Solomon Arase, a former inspector-general of police, as the new chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

This request was made by President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter addressed to the red chamber on Tuesday, January 24, The Cable reports.

President Buhari
Buhari's appointment of Arase is based on the Nigerian constitution (Photo: @MBuhari)
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As stated in the letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the flood of the upper chamber, President Buhari based his request on sections 153 (1) and 154 (1) of the constitution as amended.

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In a separate letter to the Senate, the president also asked the house to confirm the reappointment of Mahmud Isa as Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kebbi and Sani Ali for the same office in Ondo state.

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