Buhari approves Yakubu as INEC Chair for another term

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Buhari approves Yakubu as INEC Chair for another term

By Samuel Ogunsona

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

In a letter to President of the Senate made available to IrohinooduaAhmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President 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.”

The Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
Femi Adesina in the statement said
Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.

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