JUST IN: Yakubu Withdraws As INEC Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has named an Acting Chairman for the Commission as he waits to find out whether or not he would be reappointed into the position.

Yakubu’s five-year tenure ended Monday following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015.

He has now handed over to AVM Ahmed Mu’azu (rtd), as Acting Chairman, pending his clearance by the Senate.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Prof. Yakubu noted that it will be inappropriate for him to remain in office beyond today, 9th November 2020, without confirmation by the Senate and swearing to another oath of office as provided by law.

Responding, the Acting Chairman, AVM Ahmed Mu’azu (rtd), thanked the outgoing chairman of INEC and his colleagues for the privilege and confidence reposed in him to oversee the commission.

He assured that he will handle the affairs of the commission with all due diligence.

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