Senate Confirms Professor Mahmood Yakubu As INEC Chairman


The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday during plenary in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

This comes five days after the Senate Committee on INEC has screened Yakubu following his nomination for appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Yakubu was first appointed INEC chairman in November 2015, taking over from Attahiru Jega, who supervised the 2015 general election.

After the expiration of his tenure, he temporarily stepped down and handed over the affairs of the agency to the retired Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Mu’azu, an INEC national commissioner.

He is now set to return to his role after the Senate approved his reappointment on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.


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