Naija News reports that the nomination by the President was disclosed in a letter he sent to the Nigerian Senate which was read on the floor of the Senate by the President of the Red legislative chamber, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, October 29.
On the appointment of the Judge of the Federal High Court, President Buhari said: “Pursuant to Section 250(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I hereby write to request for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Honourable Justice J.T. Tsoho as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria.
“While I trust that the Senate will consider this request in the usual expeditious manner, Please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”
Meanwhile, also sent to the Senate by the President were three nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The nominees include Umar Mukhtar Gajiram (Borno), Raheem Muideen Olalekan (Osun), and Dr. Aiaiibo Sinikiem Johnson (Bayelsa).