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Nigeria Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

His confirmation followed a satisfactory report presented by the Chairman Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya, who expressed that he was screened and found worthy to continue for another term as the electoral umpire.

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Gaya further explained that there was no encumbrances to his confirmation by way of petition from any quarter, noting that as difficult as the task of managing INEC was, there was no complaints from anywhere against him.

He said: “That the Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on INEC on the confirmation of the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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In their contribution to the report, Senators Sam Egwu, Senator Sandy Onorn and Senator James Ebiowo Manager explained that the former INEC Chairman has done exceotilnally well deserving of another term of office.

In their individual contribution, they maintained that the Chamber should waste no time in confirming him, adding that as politicians who contested elections, they could witness the reform he has initiated to have free and fair election in Nigeria.

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His confirmation was conducted through voice votes by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan.

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