BREAKING: Senate Reads Buhari’s Letter Seeking Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chairman

  • Reappointment

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has asked the Senate to confirm the reappointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman and commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Buhari’s official communication to the red chamber was read on the floor during plenary on Tuesday, by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

He sought the lawmakers’ expeditious consideration of his request for another five-year tenure for Yakubu.

Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.

Yakubu earlier in November handed over his duties as chairman of the electoral body to Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu at an event held at INEC headquarters in Abuja.

Ahmed is currently acting in that capacity pending when the Senate confirms the reappointment of Professor Yakubu as INEC chairman by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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