Happening Now!! Showdown Erupts In Senate As INEC Panel Push Harder To Clear Rejected Nominee

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Happening Now!! Showdown Erupts In Senate As INEC Panel Push Harder To Clear Rejected Nominee

 

Senators in the National Assembly’s upper legislative chamber are bracing for a clash this morning as the Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission presses for Prof. Sani Adams’ confirmation after his candidacy was withdrawn on Tuesday.

The Senate did not clear Adams and a presidential assistant, Lauretta Onochie, on Tuesday.

As Onochie’s confirmation was halted due to allegations of sexual harassment against him while a lecturer at the University of Jos, Adams’ was halted due to allegations of sexual harassment against him while a lecturer at the University of Jos.

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Because the dispute is still before the Supreme Court, the Senate recommended that the professor’s candidacy be withdrawn.

However, our investigation found that Senator Kabiru Gaya, the Chairman of the INEC panel, called a meeting last night (Wednesday) with the sole purpose of clearing Adams.

According to the study, the development is causing discord among senators who have sworn to oppose such a move.

A member of the panel who spoke with reporters said he received the invitation for the meeting at 8 a.m. today around 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

“I’m not sure what impression we’re giving the public by rescinding a decision we made in less than 24 hours,” he said. “Why can’t we wait until the Supreme Court rules on the case before reopening it?” he asked.

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Attempts to contact Gaya by phone were unsuccessful, and he has yet to respond to a text message sent to his line regarding the matter.

Gaya had previously stated that when the university’s management terminated Adams’ employment, he sought restitution in the Federal High Court and was successful.

He said the university appealed the decision to the Court of Appeal, which vacated the lower court’s decision and affirmed the university’s actions, as well as granting a stay of execution on the judgment.

According to him, the professor is currently seeking redress at the Supreme Court, claiming that the appeal court decided the issue on technical grounds.

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