President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday submitted names of six proposed INEC commissioners, as well as five National Population Commission (NPC) commissioners to the Senate for approval.
In a letter read by Senate President, Abubakar Bukola saraki on the floor of the Senate, President Buhari said that he was forwarding the list of names in accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution.
Those nominated included, Prof. Okechukwu Obinna Ibeanu Anambra (member) (South East), May I. Agbamuche-Mbu (Delta) (member) South South, AVM Ahmed Tijani Mu’azu (rtd) (Gombe) member (North East), Mohammed Kudu Haruna (Niger) North Central (member), Dr.Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola (Oyo) South West, (member) and Abubakar Ahmed Nahuche (Zamfara) North West (member).
Those appointed to serve as commissioners of the NPC included Engr. Benedict Ukpong, (Akwa Ibom) member, Gloria Fataya Izonfuo (Bayelsa) member, Barrister Kupchi Patricia Ori Iyanya (Benue) member, Dr. Haliru Bala (Kebbi) member and Dr. Eyitayo O. Oyetunji (Oyo) member.