Electoral Hub, a multidisciplinary think tank dedicated to strengthening electoral governance and accountability in Nigeria, has faulted inadequate representation of women and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointment of resident electoral commissioners.
Buhari had last week sent 19 names to the Senate for confirmation as RECs of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Out of the nominations, five were for renewal while 14 others were fresh appointments.
They include Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa – Renewal); Obo Effanga (Cross River – Renewal); Umar Ibrahim (Taraba – Renewal); Agboke Olaleke (Ogun – Renewal); and Samuel Egwu, a professor, (Kogi – Renewal).
Others are Onyeka Ugochi (Imo); Muhammad Bashir (Sokoto); Ayobami Salami, a professor, (Oyo); Zango Abdu (Katsina); Queen Agwu (Ebonyi); and Agundu Tersoo (Benue).
Also to be confirmed are: Yomere Oritsemlebi (Delta); Yahaya Ibrahim, a professor, (Kaduna); Nura Ali (Kano); Agu Uchenna (Enugu); Ahmed Garki (FCT); Hudu Yunusa (Bauchi); Uzochukwu Chijioke, a professor, (Anambra); and Mohammed Nura (Yobe).