Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Mahmud Yakubu as the new Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), reports Punch.
The appointment was confirmed at the Council of State meeting held on Wednesday in Abuja.
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Sokoko State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting, said Yakubu's appointment was approved by the Council.
Five new national commissioners were also appointed for the commission.
Acting Chairman of the Commission, Amina zakari, is now the INEC Commissioner representing the North-West.
Other commissioners are Dr. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine (North Central); Baba Shettima Arfo (North-East); Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky (South-South) and Soyebi Adedeji Solomon (South-West).
Read more at Punch.
- News 24