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After suffering 2 rejections at Senate, Zamfara REC nominee scales through

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Ahmad Mahmud from Zamfara as the Resident Electoral Commissioner after two rejections.

The confirmation followed the report presented by Suleiman Nazif, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, at the plenary.

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, put Mahmud’s nomination to a voice vote and it was adopted by the senators.

Mr Nazif had in his reports, recommended the rejection of the nominee, maintaining that he hails from Sokoto State and not Zamfara as he claimed.

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Objecting to the rejection, Sen. Kabiru Marafa (APC-Zamfara), alleged that Mr Nazif had compromised to reject the nomination of Mahmud.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Senate first rejected Mahmud’s nomination on Nov. 23 on the ground that he is not an indigene of Zamfara.

The Senate later agreed to re-visit the rejection after Mr Marafa raised a Point-of-Order and sought the leave of the Upper Chamber to re-consider the rejection.

Mr Mahmud’s nomination was also rejected on Nov. 29 and it was referred to the committee for further legislative action.

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Also on Wednesday, the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly confirmed the nominations of Mr Monday Udo Tom from Akwa Ibom and Attahiru Madami from Niger as Resident Electoral Commissioners.

Festus Okoye from Imo was also confirmed as the National Electoral Commissioner representing South-East zone.


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