Senate Confirms Yakubu As INEC Chairman


The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Yakubu succeeds Attahiru Jega, who retired from his post in June.

The new INEC chairman, who responded to several questions posed by senators, said that he would not be overwhelmed in carrying out his duties as the Head of the electoral body and assured he would serve Nigeria without fear or favour.

Others who were confirmed by the Senate are four commissioners – Muhammed Mustapha Lekki, Adedeji Solomon Shoyobi, Amina Zakari,

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