Wednesday, 14 October 2020 05:47

Buhari appoints media aide, others INEC commissioners

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his Special Assistant on Social Media, Mrs Lauretta Onichie, as an electoral commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission representing Delta State.

He also appointed Messrs Mohammed Sani (Katsina), Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti), and Seidu Ahmed (Jigawa) as electoral commissioners.

This was contained in a letter he sent to Senate, seeking confirmation of their appointment.

The letter was read by Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of Senate on Tuesday. Mr Buhari said the appointment is pursuant to paragraph 14 of part 1f of the first schedule, of 1999 constitution.

In a separate letter, the president sought Senate’s confirmation of appointment of three nominees as Executive Directors of Board of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

They are Messrs Ifeanyi Christian – South East, Muhammad Gambo – North East and Abubakar Ismaeel – North West.