INEC: Arewa Youths Commend Buhari Over Reappoinment Of Yakubu

*task senate on speedy Confirmation 

The Arewa Youth Assembly has urged the National Assembly to hasten the confirmation of professor Mahmoud Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The youths also commended President Muhammadu Buhari had last week reappointed Yakubu for another tenure of 5 years, saying the action of the President has shown his commitment to electoral reforms in the country

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had last week reappointed Yakubu for another tenure of 5 years subject to confirmation by the senate.

The Arewa Youth Assembly in a letter to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and signed by the speaker of the youth Assembly, Mohammed Salihu Danlami said President Buhari has graciously nominated Prof Yakubu as chairman of INEC in line with his powers as contained in the 1999 constitution adding that the current tenure of Prof Yakubu expires on the 9th of November, 2020.

“It will be in the interest of the country and the need for electoral reforms for the senate of the federal republic of Nigeria to reconvene before the expiration date to screen and confirm the INEC chairman.

“This will enable a seamless transition and unhindered delivery of service by the commission particularly knowing there are pending parliamentary elections.

“Most distinguished, it will be the joy of over 50 million Arewa youths if you could access to this our humble request,” he added.

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