Buhari re-appoints Yakubu as INEC chairman

Buhari re-appoints Yakubu as INEC chairman
EJ
Emeh Joy

The President of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has re-appointed Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, titled, "President Buhari nominates Prof. Yakubu as INEC chairman for the second term in office".

The statement read, "President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof 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, 1991 (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".

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Prof. Yakubu in November 2015.

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