The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the second term.
Yakubu, whose first term expired on the 9th of November is the first INEC boss to be so re-appointed.
The Senate confirmation followed the submission of a report of the screening committee by Senator Kabiru Gaya.
Speaking in support of Yakubu’s re-appointment, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege said: “I will like to begin by thanking Mr. President for this nomination.
“This is the first time the Chairman of INEC is re-nominated.
“Let me thank the Committee on INEC for bringing forth what most of us do not know.
“I stand to support this nomination not because of all that have been said about him but because of the way he has carried out the affairs of INEC.
“I have worked with him and I am very happy that he is ready to carry out most of the report submitted by the INEC Committee. So I support this nomination,” the Delta Central Senator said.
At the plenary, Tuesday, several other senators lauded Yakubu before adopting the report to confirm Yakubu’s reappointment.