INEC CHAIRMAN, MAHMOOD YAKUBU SWORN IN FOR A 2ND TERM BY PRESIDENT BUHARI
Written by miebaka ikiriko on December 10, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday 9th, November, 2020 sworn in Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, for the second and final 5year term in office.
The swearing-in took place just before the commencement of the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council, in the Council Chambers Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Senate had on December 1st, confirmed Yakubu for re-appointment as Chairman of INEC.
Yakubu’s confirmation by the Senate followed the presentation of the report of its commitee on INEC by the chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya, during plenary.
Speaking to State House correspondents after taking his Oath of Office, Yakubu pledged to redouble efforts towards ensuring the conduct of free and fair elections in the Country.
He reiterated the commitment of INEC to partner with the National Assembly in ensuring speedy passage of the amendment of the electoral law.