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Buhari Appoints Yakubu INEC Chair

Posted: Oct 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Mahmud Yakubu as the new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Yakubu, who replaces Professor Attahiru Jega as substantive chairman of the electoral umpire. His appointment  was confirmed at the emergency Council of State meeting held Wednesday  by the president.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State who briefed state house correspondents after the meeting, said the appointment of the new INEC boss was in line with relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution and in consultation with the Council of State.

He said the Acting chairman of the Commission, Amina Zakari, is now the INEC Commissioner representing the North-West.