Katsina assembly rejects 5 Masari’s SIEC nominees


Governor Masari of Katsina

By Abbas Bamalli

The Katsina State House of Assembly has rejected five nominees forwarded by Gov. Aminu Masari for screening and confirmation as members of the state’s Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC).

Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman-Abukur, the assembly’s majority leader, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.

Suleiman-Abukur said the decision was taken following a series of deliberations during the assembly’s plenary on Tuesday.

He explained that the nominees were presented for screening and confirmation for a second tenure as members of the state’s electoral body.

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”The decision is the sequel to the unanimous dissatisfaction of the lawmakers with the performance of the nominees in their first tenure.

”Aside from the dissatisfaction with the performance of the nominees, the assembly considered their old age as a factor not to confirm them.

”The assembly has directed the Clerk of the house to communicate with the executive arm of the government to submit other names for screening,” he said.

Those rejected are; Alhaji Kasimu Sada-Kukasheka from Kankara Local Government Area (LGA), Alhaji Ahmed Abdullahi from ‘Dandume and Alhaji Idris Suleiman-Muhammad from Mai’adua LGA.

Others are; Alhaji Rabi’u Yakubu from Ingawa LGA and also Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf from Kurfi LGA.

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