Buhari nominates rights activist, Okoye, for INEC job

OrderPaperToday – President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the confirmation of Festus Okoye as National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing South-east geo-political zone.

25 names were also senate to the Senate for confirmation as members of the National Population Commission (NPC) and two non-legal practitioners as members of Federal Judicial Service Commission.

These were contained in letter addressed to the Senate and read its President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday shortly before adjournment of plenary.

Buhari’s request is in accordance with the provision of section 154(1) of the 1999 constitution, according to the letter.

The letter informed that Mr. Okoye is an indigene of Imo State, served as an Executive Director, Human Rights Monitor, and a Solicitor at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the names of the two non-legal practitioners as members of Federal Judicial Service Commission are: Abba Ali (Katsina-North west) and Mohammed Sagir (Niger-North central).

Also, the 23 nominees for the National Population Commission are; Nwanne Johnny Nwabuisi (Abia), Dr Clifford Zirra (Adamawa), Mr Chidi Christopher Ezeoke(Anambra), Barrister Isa Audu Buratai (Borno), Navy Captain Charles Iyam Ogwa(Cross River), Sir Richard Odibo(Delta), Okereke Darlington Onaubuchi (Ebonyi) and Mr A.D. Olusegun Aiyajina (Edo).

Others are; Ejike Ezeh (Enugu), Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Danburam (Gombe), Prof. Uba S.F. Nnabue (Imo), Dr. Abdulmalik Mohammed Durunguwa (Kaduna), Sulaiman Ismaila Lawal (Kano), Prof. Jimoh Habibat Isah (Kogi), Dr. Sa’adu Ayinla Alanamu (Kwara), Nasir Isa kwarra (Nasarawa).

Also nominated are: Barrister Aliyu Datti (Niger), Yeye (Mrs) Seyi Adererinokun Olusanya (Ogun), Prince Oladiran Garvey Iyantan (Ondo), Senator Mudashiru Oyetunde Hussain (Osun), Mrs Cecilia Arsun Dapoet ()Plateau, Dr. Ipalibo Macdonald Harry (Rivers), Sale S. Saany (Taraba).

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