•Senate President Godswill Akpabio
The Senate has approved the appointment of seven of the nominees of President Tinubu as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The remaining three nominees were not present for screening, reports Channels TV.
The nominees approved are Mr Etekamba Umoren – Akwa Ibom; Mr Isha Ehimeakne from Edo; Barr. Oluwatoyin Babalola- Ekiti; Mr Abubakar Ahmed – Gombe; Shehu Wahab – Kwara; Aminu Idris – Nasarawa; Mohammed Abubakar Sadiq – Niger.
The confirmation follows Tinubu’s request on Wednesday for confirmation of the nomination of the RECs for INEC in accordance with the provisions of Section 154(1) of the Constitution.
Tinubu had last week approved the appointment of 10 new RECs for INEC for a five-year term each.