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Friday, October 23, 2015


Professor Mahmood Yakubu, a Professor of Political History and International Studies, as well as a former Executive Secretary  of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, has been appointed Chairman of the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC). His appointment was approved by the Council of State which met Wednesday in Abuja.

Professor Yakubu also served as the Assistant Secretary, Finance and Administration of the 2014 National Conference.

Sokoto State Governor, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal who announced the development to state house correspondents after the meeting, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Professor Yakubu as new Chairman of INEC was in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution and in consultation with the Council of State.

He added that Acting Chairman, Amina Zakari now becomes the INEC Commissioner representing the North-West.

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