Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Yakubu As INEC Chairman

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INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu
Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Yakubu As INEC Chairman - Vantage News Nigeria
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, sent a letter to the senate asking the lawmakers to confirm the reappointment of Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, read the letter dated 21st October, 2020, on the floor of the House.

The letter reads, “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 for a second and final term.

“While hoping that the Senate will consider and confirm the reappointment of the nominee, please accept Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Buhari also in a separate letter, requested the upper chamber to confirm Abdullahi Abdu Zuru as National Commissioner representing the North-West in the electoral commission.


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