Pending The Nomination Of His Second Term, INEC Chairman Names Acting Chairman

Pending The Nomination Of His Second Term, INEC Chairman Names AVM Ahmed muazu as INEC Acting Chairman.

Prof. Mahmud Yakubu was appointed as INEC chaiman on November 2015 by His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, The President of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

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.

“The Commission is a constitutional body whose members are appointed for five years which may be renewed for a second and final term. This means that my tenure and that of the first set of five Commissioners ends today” He added

“Pending the conclusion of the statutory process, the remaining National Commissioners have resolved that AVM Ahmed Mu’azu (rtd) will oversee the affairs of the Commission. “It is therefore my pleasure to hand over to him in the
interim. We have worked as a team for the last four years. Therefore, there is nothing new to anyone of them”, he said.

In his response, 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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