The Senate has confirmed Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for another 5 years.
Yakubu’s confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC presented by its Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya.
Gaya said the nominee possessed the requisite qualifications for the INEC top job and therefore recommended his confirmation.
Opposition lawmakers, who spoke after the presentation of the report, okayed Yakubu’s appointment, saying he’s unbiased and apolitical.
Yakubu was first appointed as INEC boss on October 21, 2015 by President Buhari while he was nominated for reappointment after his first tenure lapsed in October this year.
(Editor: Nkoli Omhoudu)