Senate confirms INEC commissioner nominee accused of being an APC member

The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed Rhoda Gumus as a national commissioner (south-south) (INEC).
The Bayelsa state nominee has previously been suspected of being a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) (APC).
In a petition dated January 26 and addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) alleged that they discovered documents confirming Gumus is a card-carrying member of the ruling party.
The documents were said to be attached to the petition written by the civil society organisation (CSO).
However Kabir Gaya, chairman of the INEC committee who presented a report during plenary on Wednesday February 2, said no petition against Gumus was received.
Gaya said;  “The nominees were asked questions and they answered soundly.
Mr President, we only received one petition in regard to Major-General Alkali.“But through the media, after we had submitted our report, we were hearing news about a different person (Gumus) again.
The committee received a petition from Taraba elders against Alkali over incontinence.
” The chairman of the INEC committee further noted that the elders wanted the north-east position to go to Taraba state, but this was dismissed by the committee members because the president has the prerogative to pick a nominee from any state in the north-east.
Other nominees confirmed as national commissioners for INEC are Mohammed Haruna (north-central), May Agbamuche-Mbu (south-south), Ukeagu Nnamdi (south-east), and Sam Olumekum (south-west).