The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room has urged Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to nominate persons to fill 34 Resident Electoral Commissioners’ vacancies in the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The group which made the call at its session in Abuja on Wednesday, called on Osinbajo to urgently send the nominations to the Senate for consideration.
Clement Nwankwo, chieftain of the group, said that long existence of the vacancies in INEC was not good for the political atmosphere of the nation.
Nwankwo urged the Acting President to take full charge of President Muhammadu Buhari’s responsibilities so that his absence would not be felt.
He commended Osinbajo for sending the nomination of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to the Senate for consideration as substantive Chief Justice of the country.
Nwankwo, who is Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), advised the Acting President to remain focused and not allow political intrigues to distract him.
The group prayed for quick recovery of Buhari to enable him to return to his duties.