Presidency Blocks Appointment Of Female REC From Buhari’s Home State

SAN FRANCISCO, August 10, (THEWILL) – he non-issuance of appointment letter to the only female Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC-designate, Dr. Asma’u Sani Maikudi, weeks after her clearance by the Senate is said to be because some forces inside the Presidency are having a second thought over her appointment.

Maikudi hails from President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state of Katsina, and was nominated by the President in March, alongside 26 others to fill the quota of 27 states.

The nominees subsequently passed all stages for the appointment that included clearance by the Department of State Services, DSS, the Code of Conduct Bureau and, thereafter, confirmed by the Senate on July 20.

A top government official told Daily Trust last night that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, has nothing to do with Maikudi’s plight as it was the responsibility of the Presidency to forward names of cleared nominees for appointments.

The source disclosed that the appointment letters of the remaining REC-designates were given to them because their names were forwarded to the OSGF by the Presidency.

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