President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the newly-appointed Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
President Muhammadu Buhari & the newly-appointed Commissioners of INEC
The newly-appointed Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been sworn-in on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, inside the Council chamber of the State House Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Premium Times, the ceremony was done shortly before the commencement of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
The nominees were earlier confirmed by the Senate and were sworn-in by the president as required by Section 154(1) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as amended.
The six nominees are;
1. Ogunmola Ladipo – from Oyo State, was born on May 7, 1952. Until his swearing-in Wednesday, he was the Resident Independent Electoral Commission, REC, in Lagos State.
2. May Agbamuche – a lawyer, is the Editor Thisday Lawyer, a publication of Thisday Newspaper.
3. Abubakar Nahuche – from Zamfara State, was born on May 19, 1953. He is a retired Army officer and a former CEO of defunct NITEL.
4. Okechukwu Ibianu – from Anambra State, was born on November 3,1959. He is a former Technical adviser to INEC from 2010-2015.
5. Mohammed Haruna – from Niger state was an editor of New Nigerian Newspaper and former spokesperson of former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
6. Ahmad Muazu – a retired Air Vice Marshall of Nigerian Airforce was born on September 6, 1967 in Gombe.
In a brief remark after the swearing in, President Buhari said the appointees were persons of integrity and express the belief that such integrity will come to bear in the discharge of their responsibilities.
”This administration will demand of you to be firm and fair. What this administration expects is that after we have left, Nigerians will look at the political history and know that we served Nigeria.
“We want every Nigeria to use his PVC processed by card reader, that they have been given the opportunity and security in their various constituencies to elect who they want to elect. The rest is left to their conscience and to God,” the president said.