Abuja - The Senate on Thursday confirmed Prof. Mahmud Yakubu as the new Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Yakubu’s confirmation follows his screening by senators on the floor of the red chamber on Thursday.
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Yakubu was screened and drilled by the senators for about an hour.
The Senate also confirmed the appointment of five new national commissioners for the commission.
The national commissioners are Amina Bala Zakari (North West); Dr. Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbile (North Central); Baba Shettima Arfo (North East); Dr. Mohammed Mustapha Lecky (South-south) and Adedeji Solomon Soyebi (South West).
- News 24