BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to the Senate for confirmation as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term in office.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said in a statement on Tuesday that the request for Yakubu’s confirmation was sent to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan.

The President said the letter was in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

Below is the full statement titled: “PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES PROF YAKUBU AS INEC CHAIRMAN FOR SECOND TERM IN OFFICE”

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

“In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim 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 was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.”

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
October 27, 2020

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