The Senate on has confirmed Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the second term of five years.
The Senate confirmed Yakubu for a second term in a unanimous voice vote on Tuesday.
Senator Ibrahim Gaya, chairman of the committee on INEC, presented a report for consideration by the senate before the vote.
Gaya said, “The nominee is not affiliated to any political party and he has not attended an political rally or campaign.
“The nominee has met the requirements of section 451 and section 41 (i)(ii) of the third schedule part 1 f contained in the 1999 constitution of the republic of Nigeria as amended.”