Just In: Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for second term in office


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.

According to Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, President Buhari in a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term.”

Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.

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