President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Prof Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for another 5 years.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who broke the news in a statement on Tuesday said Yakubu’s name has already been submitted to the Senate for clearance.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office,” the statement noted.
According to him the nomination is in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.
“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, “ he quoted the Presidential letter.
Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.