Just in: Buhari re-appoints INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has been re-appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari  for a second term of five years.

The president made this known in a letter sent to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday.

 He 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.”

Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015, and his first term ends on November 9.

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