BREAKING: Senate confirms Mahmood Yakubu as INEC Chairman

He was also described by senators who spoke before his confirmation as highly qualified for the job.
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Prof Mahmood Yakubu

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for a second term of five years as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Recall that the Senate received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the second and final term of office of the President of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

The Senate Committee on INEC, led by Senator Kabiru Gaya, submitted a confirmation request to the plenary on Tuesday.

He was also described by senators who spoke before his confirmation as highly qualified for the job.