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INEC Chair: Senate to confirm Professor Yakubu next week

The Senate on Wednesday referred President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the Senate Committee on INEC led by former Kano State governor, Kabiru Gaya.

Senator Lawan referred the name of Professor Mahmood Yakubu to the Senator Kabiru Gaya, APC, Kano South led Senate Committee on INEC to carry out legislative actions by screening the Nominee and report back at Plenary next week Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had written the Senate, seeking for the screening and subsequent confirmation of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The letter from President Buhari was read on Tuesday on the floor of the Upper Chamber by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan.

Recall that Professor Yakubu’s name was submitted to the Senate for reappointment having completed his first five-year tenure.

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm INEC Chair for the second term.

President Buhari’s request for the screening of Professor Yakubu as INEC Chairman for the second term was contained in a letter dated 21st October 2020, and read on the floor by Lawan.

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