Head of Nigeria’s Electoral Commission Hands Over to Surbodinate Pending Re-appointment

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Mahmood Yakubu, Monday handed over to a National Commissioner (North-east), Ahmed Mu’azu, to serve as acting chairman of the Nigeria's electoral body
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A re-nominee for chairmanship position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, Monday handed over to a National Commissioner (North-east), Ahmed Mu’azu, to serve as acting chairman of the electoral body, pending the confirmation of former’s re-nomination or otherwise by the Senate.

Mu’azu, who’s in charge of the Electoral Logistics Committee of the commission, received the handing over note from Yakubu at a ceremony which took place at INEC headquarters in Abuja.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in October reappointed Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second and final term, sending a letter to the senate for confirmation of this reappointment.

Yakubu was first appointed by Buhari in October 2015 and assumed office on November 9, 2015, where he has been overseeing the activities of the commission.

Five other national commissioners also bowed out of the commission on Monday.

Mua’zu was born on September 6, 1957 in Gombe State.

He had his early education in Gombe, Kaduna and Maiduguri between 1964-1975.

Idowu Sowunmi