Breaking: Buhari Re-Appoints INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu For Another Term
President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Buhari, in a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
Buhari, in a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said;
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, who was appointed head of the commission in November 2015, would now head the commission for another five years.
More details to come.