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Senate confirms Mahmoud Yakubu as INEC chairman

The senate has confirmed Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

His nomination was approved unanimously after Senate President Ahmad Lawan put it to a voice vote.Yakubu was appointed head of the commission in 2015 after the expiration of the tenure of Attahiru Jega, former INEC chairman.

President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed Yakubu in October, making him the first to be reappointed to that position since the institution’s existence.

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