The incumbent Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu will be handing over to an acting Chairman on Monday, November 9.
While President Muhammadu Buhari has re-nominated Yakubu and sent his name to the Senate for confirmation, it is expected an acting chairman will pilot the affairs of the commission till the Senate confirms Yakubu’s re-nomination or otherwise.
Yakubu will reportedly be handing over to one of the National Commissioners whose tenure has not expired. It was learned that five of the commissioners have served two terms and are not eligible for re-nomination or appointment.
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi told Daily Trust;
“The Hon Chairman’s (Yakubu) handing over ceremony to be held on Monday 9th November 2020 at the Conference Hall, INEC Headquarters.”