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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Senate Confirms Yakubu INEC Chair For a Second Term

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term of five (5) years.  

Yakubu who was confirmed after the consideration of a report by the Committee on INEC during plenary, received the support of Senators belonging to the Minority Peoples Democratic Party.

Chairman of the INEC Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC – Kano South), in his presentation said that the Committee was not in receipt of any petition or incriminating reports against the nominee.

According to him, the nominee possessed the requisite educational qualification for the position of Chairman; and is a person of integrity who is not affiliated to any political party.

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