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Senate Confirms Yakubu As INEC Chairman For Another 5 Years

The Nigerian senate has confirm the reappointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Yakubu was reappointed after Ibrahim Gaya, chairman of the committee on INEC, presented a report for consideration by the senate.

He insists that Yakubu is qualified to occupy office again as chairman of the electoral commission.

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Yakubu’s confirmation make him the first to be reappointed as the head of the electoral body in the country’s history.

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Gaya said:

The nominee displayed high intelligence and he has the temerity to hold office of the chairman.”

“The nominee is not affiliated to any political party and he has not attended an political rally or campaign.

“The nominee has met the requirements of section 451 and section 41 (i)(ii) of the third schedule part 1 f contained in the 1999 constitution of the republic of Nigeria as amended.”

President Buhari had on October 27, 2020 reappointed Yakubu, for another tenure of five years subject to confirmation by the senate.

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