Senate set to revisit case of rejected Zamfara REC

Must Read

Valencia Hands Barcelona First Defeat Of The Year

Barcelona has been handed their first defeat of the year by Valencia during their domestic league clash at the...

Cross River Polls: INEC Adhoc Staff Abducted By Gunmen

An ad hoc staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River state has been reportedly...

Kelechi Iheanacho Leads Leicester City To FA Cup Fifth Round

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho led Leicester City to the fourth round  of the FA Cup with victory over...

I Have No Interest In Akwa Ibom Rerun, Stop Blaming Me: Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, says no accusing finger should be pointed at him regarding the irregularities...

Transparency International’s Latest Ranking Based On Statement From Opposition Party: Garba Shehu

  Garba Shehu, media aide to President Buhari says statements from the opposition party could have influenced the corruption perception...

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday agreed to revisit the rejection of Ahmad Mahmud, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, nominee from Zamfara State.

Mr. Mahmud was rejected after the adoption of recommendation by the Senate committee on INEC on Thursday.

The committee rejected him after a ‘wide consultation,’ its chairman, Suleiman Nafiz, had said.

Raising a point of order on Tuesday, Kabir Marafa, Zamfara-APC, sought the leave of the Senate to revisit the controversial rejection.

Mr. Marafa said a Senator from Zamfara kicked against the appointment on claims that the nominee was not a native of Zamfara.

“The committee’s report suggest otherwise, the committee stated in clear terms that the nominee was born in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara, schooled in Gusau and was one-time Attorney-General of Zamfara State,” he said.

“Mr. president, one wonders what qualifies a Nigerian to be indigene of a state and in view of that I want to take full advantage of Order 53 (6) to seek support of my well respected colleagues to do justice to this matter.”

The lawmakers in a voice vote agreed to revisit the issue in the next legislative day when Mr. Marafa is to present it as a motion.

Source: ( Premium Times )

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -