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Senate Confirms Seven New RECs

THE Senate yesterday confirmed seven Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Two others, Elder Monday Udoh Tom (Akwa Ibom) and Eric Olawale (Osun), were not confirmed.

Tom was not confirmed because of a petition against him. Olawale was said to have been dropped because he did not showed up for screening by the Senate Committee on INEC.

Those whose nomination were confirmed included Baba Abba Yusuf (Borno; reappointment; Mr. Segun Agbaje (Ekiti; reappointment); Dr. Uthman Abdulrahman Ajidagba (Kwara; new appointment; Dr. Cyril Omorogbe (Edo; new appointment); and Dr. Emmanuel Alex Hart (Rivers; new appointment).

Others are: Mohammed Mogaji Ibrahim (Gombe; new appointment) and Yahaya Bello (Nasarawa; new appointment).

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