Breaking: Buhari Re-appoints Yakubu as INEC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu for second term in office, according to Channels TV.

Yakubu was first appointed as the INEC chairman in 2015 by President Buhari as a replacement for Amina Zakari who served as the commission’s acting boss.

The Senate confirmed Yakubu as chairman of INEC on October 21, 2015, but he was sworn in on November 9, 2015.

The 58-year old’s first tenure is expected to expire on November 9, but with his re-appointment, he is in position to run the commission for another five years.