Senate to Reconsider Zamfara REC Nominee For INEC


The Nigeria Senate is set to reconsider Ahmed Mahmud who was rejected last week as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from Zamfara state.

This is following the plea by Senator Kabiru Mafara who came under Order 42 and 53 explaining that the matter of indigeneship which formed the basis of rejection has been settled.

Mafara said: “Mr President, Distinguished Colleagues, I want to come under Order 42 and 53 to tell my colleagues that REC nominee from Zamfara has been confirmed that he hails from the state.

“He was born and brought up in Gusau, he schooled in Anka in Zamfara State. He was one time Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Zamfara State. What else can make one an indigene of a state?

“I want to plead with my colleagues to allow me bring the matter as a motion on Wednesday so that he can be considered.”

In a voice vote, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, ruled that the motion be debated on Wednesday.

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