President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed, Mahmood Yakubu, as new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The appointment of the New INEC Chairman which is to be confirmed by the senate, was made on Wednesday by the president at the council of States meeting, in Abuja.
Mahmood Yakubu is a professor of political history and international studies. He is a former executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
He is to take over from the acting chairman of the commission, Amina Zakari, with immediate effect.
Following the latest development, Amina Zakari, is now the INEC Commissioner representing, North-West.