Buhari reappoints INEC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

President Buhari announced the reappointment of Yakubu for another term of five years yesterday

This was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

The statement reads: “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 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.”

Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.

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