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Mahmood Yakubu Sworn In As INEC Chairman, Says Elections Are Getting Better

Mahmood Yakubu is the primary individual to serve two phrases as INEC Chairman. Photo: State House.


Professor Mahmood Yakubu was on Wednesday sworn in for a second time period because the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and believes elections within the nation are getting higher. 

“We have clearly demonstrated in recent elections that elections are getting better and better and elections will continue to get better and better,” he stated after the swearing-in ceremony which passed off on the Council Chambers, State House in Abuja.


Buhari had in October written to the Senate to substantiate Yakubu’s appointment. Photo: State House.


On Tuesday final week, the Senate confirmed his appointment as chairman of the electoral physique, a growth the previous Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) described as a “privilege.”

READ ALSO: Senate Confirms Professor Mahmood Yakubu As INEC Chairman

“It is a big responsibility. It is history. No Nigerian has been so privileged to serve as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission twice,” the professor of Political History and International Studies, added.

“And it is a responsibility I am going to discharge consistent with the oath of office I took.”

READ ALSO: Buhari Reappoints INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu For Another Term

The swearing-in passed off simply earlier than the beginning of the twenty seventh digital Federal Executive Council assembly the place a one minute silence was noticed in honour of navy officer, late Gen. Domkat Bali who served as a Minister of Defence and member of the Supreme Military Council of 1984–1985.


A file picture of President Buhari and INEC boss, Yakubu.


On October twenty seventh, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed Yakubu as Chairman of INEC for one more five-year time period, making him the primary individual to be handed a second tenure as head of the fee.

“I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term,” Buhari was quoted as saying in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.



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