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Published On: Wed, Oct 28th, 2020

Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC Chairman for second term

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Prof Mahmood Yakubu INEC Chairman & immediate past President ECONEC

By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.
This was confirmed in a statement yesterday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja
Buhari, in a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said that the nomination 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”, it said.
Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.
The statement reads in full, “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.”
“Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015”, he said.

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  1. Abdullahi says:

    Its not the nomination but the work. Lets just hope for a better nigeria.

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