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Buhari Nominates Prof Yakubu As INEC Chairman For Second Term



Tobi Adebayo 

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.

Buhari made this known in a letter sent to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

“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,” Buhari said.

Prof Yakubu was first appointed by Buhari in November 2015.

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