Wednesday August 04, 2021 8:22 PM

Acting Chairman to take over leadership of INEC from Yakubu pending Senate confirmation

An Acting Chairman will take over from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, today  pending the confirmation of the INEC boss by the Senate.

According to Channels, the handing over is expected to take place in the afternoon at the headquarters of the electoral umpire in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Although the name of the person to take over from him has not been disclosed, Professor Yakubu is expected to handover to one of the national commissioners whose tenure has yet to expire.

This follows the reappointment of Professor Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second term of another five years in office by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement date October 27, 2020, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed that his principal nominated Professor Yakubu reappointment in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The President’s action, according to Adesina, is in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended

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