Just In: President Buhari nominates Prof Mohammed Sani from Katsina as INEC Commissioner
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Professor Mohammed Sani Kalla from Katsina as a federal Commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Katsina Post learned.
According to our findings, President Buhari had sent two separate nomination lists to the Senate on October 12 and 27 respectively, seeking the confirmation of his choice of nominees as National Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) for INEC.
The initial list sent by the president on October 12, sought confirmation of the names of four persons; Lauretta Onochie (Commissioner), Delta State; Mohammed Sani (Commissioner), Katsina; Kunle Ajayi (Commissioner), Ekiti; and Seidu Ahmed (Resident Electoral Commissioner), Jigawa State.
The list, however, drew public attention as it excluded the name of the former INEC chairperson, Mahmood Yakubu, whose tenure expired on November 9, adding to apprehension that he might not get a second term.
However, the second letter forwarded to the Senate by President Buhari on October 27, contained the nomination of Mr Yakubu to serve for a second five-year term in office.