President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Nigerian Senate, requesting confirmation of new nominees for the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter during plenary on Thursday.
The nominees are Hon. Chuka from Imo State, Lucky Omirisan from Ondo State, and Mr Nwogu N. Nwogu from Abia State.
They would replace those earlier rejected after investigations by the Senate.
Also yesterday, the Senate amended the Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections.
It also approved the transmission of election results to collation centers.
This followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on a Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 and for other related matters (SB 231 and SB 234).
The amended Electoral Act provides, among other things, that if a candidate dies before results of elections are declared, the results will remain valid and belongs to the political party that lost its candidate.
In such a case, the INEC should suspend the elections for 21 days during which period the affected political party will conduct fresh primaries to choose a new candidate.
The Bill also empowers political parties to adopt direct or indirect primaries in choosing their flag bearers, while qualification or disqualification of candidates for elections will be solely based on the Constitution.