President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to screen for confirmation, the appointments of Ms. Lauretta Onochie, and five others as INEC commissioners.
The request was sent eight months ago by the President, but the process was halted because of protests among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the red chamber accusing Onochie of unnecessarily casting aspersions on their party.
They also faulted the idea of making Onochie, a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as an INEC Commissioner to represent Delta State on the board of the commission.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday however asked the Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to screen the nominees for confirmation.
The Senate INEC panel, which has Senator Kabiru Gaya as Chairman, has four weeks to conclude the screening and report back to the red chamber at plenary.
Other names on the list are, Prof. Muhammad Kallah (Katsina); Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti); Saidu Ahmad (Jigawa); Prof Sani Adam (NorthCentral); and Dr Baba Bila (North-East).