Senate okays Adam for INEC job

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Professor Sani Muhammad Adam (SAN) as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to represent North Central.

The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC, which was presented by its Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano South).

The Senate had, on Tuesday, stood down the confirmation of Adam to allow the committee do further legislative work.

In the committee’s report, Gaya said: “After a thorough investigation into the petition against the nominee (Adam), the committee found out that the petition against him was paltry and that the reason for the termination (not dismissal, as alleged by the petitioner) was not based on gross misconduct but on rationalisation policy of the Federal Government.

“The court judgment was based on whether or not his appointment should have been terminated, and this has nothing to do with his integrity or moral uprightness.”

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