Yakubu sworn in as INEC chairman by Buhari

Yusuf Bello| President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a second term as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The swearing-in ceremony of the INEC chairman took place just before the start of the 27th virtual Federal Executive Council meeting where a one minute silence was observed in honour of defence minister, late Gen. Domkat Bali.

Yakubu’s swearing-in followed his confirmation by the Senate last week Tuesday.

Speaking shortly after his swearing-in, the INEC boss noted that under his watch, elections in the country are getting better.

He said, “We have clearly demonstrated in recent elections that elections are getting better and better and elections will continue to get better and better.”

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“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.”

President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed Yakubu as INEC chairman on October 27th, 2020.

Wednesday swearing-in of Yakubu, makes him the first person to serve two terms as INEC boss.

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