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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Prof. Mahmud Yakubu emerges INEC Chairman

Professor Mahmud Yakubu from Bauchi State has been appointed as the  new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, ITRealms gathered.

The appointment was confirmed at the emergency Council of State meeting held Wednesday.

Briefing State House correspondents after the session, Sokoko State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, stated that the appointment of the new INEC boss was in line with relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution and in consultation with the Council of State, ITRealms reports.

Acting chairman of the Commission, Amina zakari, is now the INEC Commissioner representing the North-West.

The following were also appointed as INEC commissioners:Mrs Amina Zakari (Jigawa)--North-West; Dr Antonla Taiye Okoosi (Kogi)--North-central
; Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo (Borno)--North-east;  Dr Mohammed Mustafa (Edo)--South-south;  Mr Soyebi Adedeji Solomon (Ogun)---South-west, ITRealms learnt.

In the same development, according to Daily Trust, the Council of State resolved that Ambassador Lawrence Nwuruku who is currently representing the South-east should continue.

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