INEC: Senate Confirmed Prof. Mahmud Yakubu For Another Tenure
INEC: Senate Confirmed Prof. Mahmud Yakubu For Another Tenure.
The Senate confirmed the nomination
of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC for another five-year tenure.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on November 25 written the Senate to confirm Yakubu for reappointment.
The letter was read penultimate Tuesday on the floor of the Upper Chamber by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan. The letter was thereafter referred to the Senator Gaya’s committee for scrutiny. The committee was asked to report back, yesterday.
Presenting the report yesterday, Senator Gaya, who noted that the committee while screening the nominee found him capable, said: “The committee found out that there was no petition against him, the nominee displayed high level of intelligence and he is a man of integrity.”
According to him, the confirmation of Yakubu’s nomination reappointment was sequel to Section 153(1F) of the Constitution.