Seeks Senate’s Confirmation of 19 Nominees As INEC Commissioners
Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate seeking the confirmation of 19 Nominees
as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral
confirmation request to the Upper Legislative Chamber was contained in a letter
dated 25th July, 2022. The letter was read on the floor of the Senate during
Tuesday’s July 26, 2022 plenary session by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
Buhari, said that the request for the confirmation of the Nominees was in
accordance with the Provisions of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
explained that the nomination of five (5) Resident Electoral Commissioners were
for renewal, while the other fourteen (14) were fresh appointments.
forwarded for confirmation include: Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa State -
Renewal); Obo O. Effanga (Cross River State - Renewal); Alh. Umar Ibrahim
(Taraba State - Renewal); Dr. Agboke Mutiu Olaleke (Ogun State - Renewal); and
Prof. Samuel E. Egwu (Kogi State - Renewal).
include: Onyeka Pauline Ugochi (Imo State); Prof. Muhammad Lawal Bashir (Sokoto
State); Prof. Ayobami Salami (Oyo State); Amb. Zango Abdussamadu Abdu (Katsina
State); Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Agwu (Ebonyi State); and Dr. Agundu Oliver Tersoo
be confirmed include: Yomere Gabriel Oritsemlebi (Delta State); Prof. Yahaya
Makarfi Ibrahim (Kaduna); Dr. Nura Ali (Kano State); Agu Sylvia Uchenna (Enugu
State); Ahmed Yushau Garki (FCT); Barr. Hudu Yunusa (Bauchi State); Prof.
Uzochukwu Ikemefuna Chijioke (Anambra State); and Mohammed B. Nura (Yobe State).
Tabiowo, FAI, FIMC, CMC, FCP, Fsca
President of the Senate
July 26, 2022.