President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new INEC commissioners.
The president on Thursday sent the names of the six proposed commissioners to the Senate for consideration and confirmation.
President Buhari said that the appointees were made from the six geo-political zones of the country.
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.
President Buhari asked the Senate for early consideration and confirmation of the appointments.
On September 27, 2016 the Senate adopted a motion which urged the President to quickly constitute commissioners of INEC in line with extant laws.