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Tinubu Urges Senate to Confirm 10 INEC RECs



President Bola Tinubu has made a request to the Senate, asking them to screen and confirm 10 new Resident Electoral Commissioners for a five-year term.

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, read the President’s letter during Tuesday’s plenary.

Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission appointed these new RECs.

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

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

Controversies arose regarding their appointments, with concerns that some of them might be card-carrying members of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Additionally, two others were revealed to be long-term allies of prominent politicians serving in the Tinubu administration.

In the letter requesting confirmation of the electoral commissioners, Tinubu urged the Senate to give his request swift consideration.