President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the immediate past vice chancellor of First Technical University, Ibadan, Prof Ayobami Salami, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Salami’s nomination was contained in a letter read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, asking the Senate to confirm 19 nominees as RECs during Tuesday’s plenary.
His request was premised on section 154 (1) of the country’s constitution.
In the letter, the president said he was renewing the appointment of five RECs, while the remaining 14 were new appointments.
The RECs whose appointments were renewed are Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa); Obo O. Effanga (Cross River); Umar Ibrahim (Taraba); Agboke Mutiu Olaleke (Ogun); and Samuel E. Egwu (Kogi).
The new appointments include Onyeka Pauline Ugochi (Imo); Muhammad Lawal Bashir (Sokoto); Ayobami Salami (Oyo); Zango Abdussamadu Abdu (Katsina); Queen Elizabeth Agwu (Ebonyi); and Agundu Oliver Tersoo (Benue).
Others are Yomere Gabriel Oritsemlebi (Delta); Yahaya Makarfi Ibrahim (Kaduna); Nura Ali (Kano); Agu Sylvia Uchenna (Enugu); Ahmed Yushau Garki (FCT); Hudu Yunusa (Bauchi); Uzochukwu Ikemefuna Chijioke (Anambra); and Mohammed B. Nura (Yobe).