INEC: Buhari writes Senate, request confirmation of Yakubu for a second term

 INEC: Buhari writes Senate, request confirmation of Yakubu for a second term

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday written to the Senate to confirm Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for a second term in office as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The request was contained in a letter dated 21st October, 2020, and read on the floor of the Senate by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

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.”

Also on Tuesday, the President in a separate letter, requested the upper chamber to confirm Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru as National Commissioner representing the North-West in INEC.

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