After weeks of deliberations, the Senate has confirmed the appointment of Mahmood Yakubu, as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The confirmation was given on Tuesday during plenary in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC, led by senate member, Kabiru Gaya, which submitted its report at plenary and recommended Yakubu for confirmation.
The senators, who spoke before his confirmation, described him as highly qualified for the job.
Yakubu’s appointment confirms his tenure as INEC chairman for the second term of five years.