Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday despatched 4 names to the State Home of Meeting for screening and affirmation as everlasting members and secretary respectively, of the Bauchi State Impartial Electoral Fee (BASIEC).
The governor additionally despatched names of two commissioner-nominees for screening and affirmation.
These had been contained in two separate letters despatched to the Home by the governor, which had been learn on the ground of the Home throughout plenary, requesting for the screening and affirmation of the nominees.
These nominated by the governor as BASIEC everlasting members are: Adamu Zakari from Itas/Gadau Native Authorities; Gauis Dauda (Tafawa Balewa Native Authorities) and Abdulmalik Aliyu from Katagum Native Authorities.
Governor Mohammed nominated Hamidu Adamu as Secretary of the state electoral physique.
DAILY POST studies that the state authorities has scheduled native authorities elections for 17th October, 2020.
The elections could be the primary to be held within the state in 12 years.
The commissioner-nominees whose names had been despatched to the Meeting by the governor are Dr. Asma’u Ahmed Giade from Giade Native Authorities and Honourable Maryam Garba from Dass Native Authorities.
Solely final week, Hon Mohammed A Sadiq, the previous Commissioner for Commerce and Trade, resigned his appointment as a commissioner on what he termed “private floor”.
Sadiq, who’s a supporter of the previous Speaker, Home of Representatives, Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has since joined his principal within the All Progressives Congress (APC) the place he just lately returned to.
In the meantime, after the letters had been learn throughout plenary, the Majority Chief of the Home, Hon. Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu (Azare/Madangala) noticed that the identify of the BASIEC nominee from Katagum Native Authorities is erroneously written as Abdulmalik Aliyu as a substitute of Abdulmalik Wakili.
He submitted that the appointment of the Secretary to the Fee is the prerogative of the governor, which doesn’t want the approval of the Home.
The Majority Chief, subsequently, urged the Home to jot down to the Secretary to the State Authorities, Mohammed Sabi’u Baba, for clarification of the BASIEC member-nominee from Katagum Native Authorities.
The Minority Chief, Hon. Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo, prompt that the commissioner-nominees must be invited for screening and affirmation by the Home.