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President Buhari Reappoints INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu For Another 5-Year Term

Valentine Chinyem

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Professor Mahmood Yakubu has beem reappointed as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by president Muhammadu Buhari

His reappointment, according to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, is for another five-year term.

Adesina disclosed this on Tuesday, in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Accorsing to the statement, the President’s action was 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,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in the letter.

However, Professor Mahmood Yakubu’s reappointment is subjected to approval by members of the Senate.