President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
President Buhari confirmed the renomination of Prof. Yakubu for a second and final term in a letter to Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Professor Yakubu’s reappointment is, however, subject to approval by the Nigerian Senate.
“I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in the letter.