[BREAKING]: Buhari re-appoints Mahmood Yakubu as INEC Chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mahmood Yakubu because the chairman of the electoral fee, INEC.
The reappointment is, nevertheless, topic to a Senate affirmation.
Mr Yakubu was first appointed INEC chairman in November 2015. He succeeded Attahiru Jega, who supervised the 2015 normal election.
Mr Yakubu supervised the 2019 normal election and off-cycle elections in states similar to Kogi, Edo and Ondo.
Whereas most of the elections he supervised have been criticised by native and worldwide observers for inadequacies, most observers recommended the 2 most up-to-date elections, the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
The Edo election was gained by the primary opposition social gathering, PDP, whereas the Ondo election was gained by Nigeria’s ruling social gathering, APC.
Mr Yakubu’s re-appointment was introduced by Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in an announcement.
In accordance with Mr Adesina, in a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, President Buhari mentioned in accordance with the supply of Part 154 (1) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I’m happy to current for affirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) for a second and closing time period.”