The request by President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Prof Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second term has been referred to the Senate committee on INEC.
This is after the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi moved that the Senate do consider the request of the President in accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
The request of the President to confirm the nomination of Prof Yakubu for appointment as Chairman of the INEC was referred to the Senate committee on INEC for further legislative action and to report back on Tuesday, December 01, 2020.
TNG reports that the confirmation of the nomination of Prof Abdullahi Abdu Zuru for appointment as national commissioner of INEC was also referred to committee on INEC for further legislative action and to report back on Tuesday, December 01, 2020.
Barring any unforeseen occurrence, the Senate is likely in December to confirm Prof Yakubu, who stepped aside for Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Mu’azu (Retired) to take over the affairs of the commission in the interim.