The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Dr Chukwuemeka Chukwu as Resident Electoral Commissioner representing Abia State in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The this confirmation was made on Wednesday following the consideration of a report of its Committee on INEC.

The confirmation followed the request by President Muhammadu Buhari pursuant to the provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In its report, the Senate Committee led by its Chairman, Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya found the nominee suitable and free of incriminating reports.

The report also cleared him of affiliation to any political party.

Speaking during the presentation of the report, Senator Gaya pointed out that “the nominee is a person of integrity who displayed a high level of intelligence and appeared to have the temerity to hold the office of REC.

“Having studied the nominee’s curriculum vitae and other relevant documents in addition to exhaustive interaction and deliberations, the Committee members were unanimously satisfied with the nominee considering his wealth of experiences, exposure, performances, qualifications, competence and integrity as required by the Constitution, and found him suitable for appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).”



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