The Senate of Nigeria has confirmed five Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nominees.

The Senate confirmed Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti), Prof. Muhammad Sani Kallah, (Katsina), Saidu Ahmad (Jigawa), Dr Baba Bila (North-East) and Prof. Abdullahi Zuru (North-West), declining the confirmation of Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The confirmation of the nominees followed the adoption of the report of the Committee on the screening of the INEC nominees at plenary on Tuesday.

All Nigeria Latest News had reported that Onochie’s nomination was rejected by the Senate for reasons bordering on potential violation of the Federal Character Principle.

The red chamber also stood down the confirmation of Prof. Sani Adam (North-Central) for further legislative work.

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