Senate rejects President Buhari’s nominee for INEC position again


The nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Bello Mahmud, from Zamfara state has been rejected again by the Senate.

This is the second time Mahmud would be rejected by the upper legislative chamber.

It was learnt that when the issue came up during plenary after a senator, Kabir Marafa’s point of order, his colleagues rejected his arguments and two prayers.

The leadership of the Senate told Marafa that it can only refer the issue to a committee of the chamber.

Saraki said the issue is supposed to be handled by a committee and it was unanimously adopted.

The Nigerian Senate first rejected Ahmed Mahmud recently.

The report quoted The Cable as saying that the decision was sequel to report by the committee on INEC led by Sulieman Nazif, senator representing Bauchi north.

Nazif told the lawmakers that the Mahmud did not have the backing of Abdullaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, and some stakeholders.


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