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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Buhari nominates new INEC chairman and his name is Prof. Mahmud Yakubu; 4 Important Things to Know About Him

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President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Prof. Mahmud Yakubu as new INEC Chairman.

However Yakubu’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Also, the president has forwarded the names of new INEC Commissioners as stipulated by the commission.

Interestingly, the former acting INEC chairman, Amina Zakari, has been renominated as a commissioner for the North West.

The appointment was consequently approved at the first meeting of the Council of State presided over by Buhari.

Five new national commissioners were also named for the commission.

The national commissioners are Mrs. Amina Zakari (North-West); Dr. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine (North Central); Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo (North-East); Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky (South-South) and Mr. Soyebi Adedeji Solomon (South-West).
The South-East is said to still have a sitting national commissioner.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

The new INEC chair Yakubu hails from Bauchi state and is a professor of political history and international studies

He was Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

He is an expert in guerrilla warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism.

He was part of the team at last year's national conference

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