INEC: Senate confirms Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman

Mahmood Yakubu

The appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second term of five years has been confirmed by the Senate.

Yakubu’s confirmation was done on Tuesday by the Senate, following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC, led by Senator Kabiru Gaya, All Progressives Congress (APC) Kano South, which submitted its report at plenary and recommended Yakubu for confirmation.

The Senators who spoke before his confirmation described him as apolitical and highly qualified for the job.

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