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Buhari Appoints Mahmood Yakubu As INEC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a professor of political history and international studies, Mahmood Yakubu, as new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The appointment which is to be ratified by the senate was made on Wednesday by the president at  the council of state meeting in Abuja.

Yakubu, who is a former executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund is to take over from the acting chairman of the commission, Amina Zakari.

Following Yakubu’s appointment, Amina Zakari, is now the INEC Commissioner representing the North-West.

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