President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Yakubu, who was appointed head of the commission in 2015, has another five-year term.
Yakubu’s tenure was expected to end on November 9, 2020.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said Yakubu’s name has been presented to the Senate:
“In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said 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 (INEC) for a second and final term.”
Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.