Senate confirms 15 INEC officials as RECs

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja. | 1 June 2017 | 1,574 times

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•INEC Committee Chairman, Senator Suleiman Nazif.

 The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of 15 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) recently proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The confirmation followed the adoption of the report by the Senate Committee on INEC at the Thursday’s plenary

Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, while presenting the report, said all the nominees were cleared by the Nigeria Police, Department of State Service and the Code of Conduct Bureau. He ‎added that the remaining 12 nominees were still under screening by the panel‎.

‎In his remarks, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, appreciated the work of the committee and hoped that the new RECs would help to improve the electoral process.

Source: News Express

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