Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Mahmud Yakubu appointed new chairman of INEC

The Amina Zakari controversy is finally over as Buhari appoints a new chairman for INEC.The PDP had always insisted that Zakari was a family member of the president and that they would never accept her appointment.
The new man President Buhari has appointed  as the substantive chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is Mahmud Yakubu. Yakubu's appointment was approved during the council of state meeting which held at the state house today October 21st. Yakubu takes over from Amina Zakari who has been working as INEC
Chairman in acting capacity since Attahiru Jega left office in June. She was appointed INEC commissioner for the North-East.

It has however not been explained why Buhari decided to replace Zakari as the INEC chairman.

Yakubu the new INEC chairman, was former executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. Other INEC Commissioners appointed by the council of state includes
•Dr Antonla Taiye Okoosi -North-central
•Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo -North-east
•Dr Mohammed Mustafa -South-south
•Mr Soyebi Adedeji Solomon -South-west

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