Buhari nominates INEC chairman, Yakubu, for second terma

By Chesa Chesa

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, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said this was 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”, Buhari wrote.

Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, recalled in a statement that Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.

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