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Buhari Swears-In Professor Mahmood Yakubu As INEC Chairman




President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in Professor Mahmood Yakubu for his second term in office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Yakubu was sworn-in  on Wednesday, December 9.

The event took place at the Executive Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja before the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting commenced.

Professor Yakubu who spoke to newsmen after being sworn-in, said preparations were already ongoing on how to ensure an acceptable general elections in 2023.

According to him, INEC is collaborating with the National Assembly to deliver an amended electoral legal framework in record time.


He said;


“We have clearly demonstrated in recent elections that elections are getting better and they will continue to get better.

“The National Assembly is holding a public hearing on the amendment of the electoral legal framework. This is important and this time around, working with the National Assembly, we’ll ensure a speedy passage of the amendment bill and once it is assented to, it will help us enormously in confronting the challenges ahead.

“The preparations for 2023 general elections have proceeded in earnest, we need certainty and therefore the electoral legal framework is fundamental, without which we cannot formulate our regulations and guidelines. Without our regulations and guidelines, we cannot conclude work on the manual for the training of ad-hoc staff for the elections.

“So from here, I am going to proceed to the National Assembly, so work begins in earnest and we have already started.”

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