28 Oct Buhari reappoints Yakubu as INEC chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office according to a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina
“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,” the statement said.
Yakubu, a professor of History, was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015. He makes history as first head of Nigeria’s electoral body to get a second term in office.