President Muhmmadu Buhari has re-nominated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.
The President had sent Yakubu’s name to the Senate via a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan for a second term in office.
Yakubu was first appointed five years ago for the job.
In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari cited constitutional provisions which permit the re-nomination of the INEC boss.
“President Buhari has presented INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.
“In a letter to Senate President 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 Yakubu for appointment as INEC Chairman for a second and final term.
“Prof. Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015,” the statement said.
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