Buhari urges Senate to confirm Yakubu again as INEC Chair

President Muhammadu Buhari, has written the Senate, requesting the screening and confirmation of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term in office.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request during plenary in Abuja on Tuesday after the lawmakers returned from a one-month recess.

Professor Mahmoud Yakubu on November 9, 2020 handed over to Air Vice-Marshal Ahmed Muazu (retd) to be the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after his 5-year tenure ended.

However, President Buhari wants Yakubu to serve another tenure, a request that is now waiting confirmation from the Senate.