The incumbent Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is set to hand over power as the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission on Monday, November 9th.
Though President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday, November 2 re-nominated Prof Mahmood Yakubu and sent his name to the Senate for confirmation, it is expected that the Acting Chairman will run the affairs of the commission till the Senate confirms Yakubu’s re-nomination or otherwise.
Mahmood Yakubu will be handing over to one of the National Commissioners whose tenure is set to expire. 5 of the current National commissioners have two terms and as a result, are not eligible for re-nomination or appointment.
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi told Daily Trust;
“The Hon Chairman’s (Yakubu) handing over ceremony to be held on Monday 9th November 2020 at the Conference Hall, INEC Headquarters.”
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