BREAKING: Buhari reappoints INEC Chairman

BREAKING: Buhari reappoints INEC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second term in office.

FILE: PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (LEFT) IN A HANDSHAKE WITH THE RE-APPOINTED INEC CHAIRMAN, PROF. MAHMOOD YAKUBU

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Tuesday said that the President has already transmitted a letter to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan in that regard.

Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015, and if confirm, he will serve a second term until 2025.

Part of the statement titled: “President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC Chairman for second term in office

“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.”

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