The Senate at Thursday’s plenary reversed its earlier decision to confirm Monday Udo-Tom as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), representing Akwa Ibom state, due to a motion for revision raised by Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom north-east.
Udo-Tom was confirmed on Wednesday alongside three other nominees.
Bassey said the senate’s committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not include a petition filed against the nominee in its report.
Senator Samuel Anyanwu, who chairs the senate committee on ethics, confirmed that his committee had received a petition to that effect.
After this, the earlier confirmation was withdrawn and referred to the Senate Committee on INEC for further investigation.