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Reps urge Buhari to appoint INEC chairman

13 August 2015, 11:06

Abuja - The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately appoint a substantive chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other national commissioners, reports Sun.

The House noted that INEC as presently constituted cannot carry out its constitutional functions of preparing for the incoming elections in some states of the federation.

Also read: 11 jostling to succeed Jega

Adopting a motion by Edward Gyang Pwajok, the House noted that since the expiration of the tenure of Prof Attahiru Jega with some commissioners,  the tenures of other national commissioners and some Resident Electoral Commissioners’ (RECs)  have equally expired.

The House maintained that the coming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states would be very tasking for the current commissioners and RECs left at the commission.

The motion was unanimously adopted by lawmakers present at plenary.

Read more at Sun.

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