The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has been nominated for a second term in office by President Muhmmadu Buhari.

The nomination was contained in a letter the President sent to the Senate, asking the upper legislative chamber to consider the professor for a second term in office.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari cited constitutional provisions, which permitted the re-nomination of the INEC boss.

Adesina said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.

“In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), ‘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.

“Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.”

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