President Muhammadu Buhari this evening announced the re-appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for another five years.
This was made known in a statement which had “President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for second term in office” as it’s heading.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.
“In a letter to President of the Senate,
Ahmad lbrahim 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”
Prof Yakubu by this appointment will serve out until November 2025 Haven been appointed in November 2015.