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Tinubu Submits Names of 10 RECs for Senate Confirmation



President Bola Tinubu has forwarded the names of 10 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to the Senate for screening and confirmation. If confirmed, they will serve a term of five years.

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, read out Tinubu’s request during plenary on Tuesday.

The newly appointed RECs are Etekamba Umoren (Akwa Ibom), Isah Shaka Ehimeakne (Edo), Oluwatoyin Babalola (Ekiti), Abubakar Ahmed Ma’aji (Gombe), Shehu Wahab (Kwara), and Prof. Mohammed Yelwa (Niger).

Additional appointees include Anugbum Onuoha (Rivers), Isma’ila Kaura Moyi (Zamfara), Bunmi Omoseyindemi (Lagos), and Aminu Kasimu Idris (Nasarawa).

Their appointments have been met with controversy, as there are concerns that some may be members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, while two others are believed to have longstanding alliances with prominent politicians serving in the Tinubu administration.

Tinubu’s letter, which seeks the confirmation of these electoral commissioners, urges members of the upper chamber to promptly consider his request.

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