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Mahmood Yakubu Leaves Office As INEC Chairman Next Week Monday

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu will on Monday, step aside as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He is expected to hand over to an interim electoral commissioner until his nomination for another five-year term is confirmed by the Senate.

After President Muhammadu Buhari re-appointed Yakubu, he submitted his name to the National Assembly for confirmation, with his first term ending on Monday, November 9.

He is expected to hand over the reins of the commission to commissioners whose terms have not expired.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, believes that Yakubu’s reappointment as INEC chairman will serve as a momentum to credible elections in Nigeria.

Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.

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