INEC: Yakubu hands over to AVM Mu’azu as Ag chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu yesterday handed over the chairmanship of the Commission to Air Vice-Marshal Ahmed Mu’azu (rtd), a national commissioner of the electoral body.

The handing over ceremony took place at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Mu’azu, who is from the North-East, was hitherto in charge of the electoral logistics committee of the Commission.

The new acting chairman, who will serve in an acting capacity pending the confirmation of Yakubu’s re-nomination or otherwise by the Senate, was first appointed by President Buhari in October 2015 and assumed office on November 9, 2015, where he has been overseeing the activities of the commission.

President Buhari had in October re-appointed Prof. Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second and final term. His re-appointment is subject to approval by members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Five other national commissioners also bowed out of the Commission yesterday.

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