INEC: Yakubu Mahmood to Handover to Acting Chairman

Incumbent Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is set to hand over to an acting Chairman on Monday November 9.

Yakubu, who has been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for another five-year second term awaits confirmation by the Senate.

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An acting chairman is expected to manage the affairs of the commission pending Yakubu’s confirmation by the Senate confirms or otherwise.

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Yakubu Mahmood will likely hand over to one of the National Commissioners whose tenures are yet to expire. However, five of the ommissioners have served for two terms and are not eligible for re-nomination or appointment.

Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi told Daily Trust; “The Hon Chairman’s (Yakubu) handing over ceremony is to be held on Monday 9th November 2020 at the Conference Hall, INEC Headquarters.

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