The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Monday handed over to an INEC National Commissioner, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu (rtd).
Yakubu handed over to Ahmed at an event held at the headquarters of the Commission in Abuja, pending Senate confirmation of his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the commission was a constitutional body whose members were appointed for five years and which may be renewed for a second and final term.
“This means that my tenure and that of the first set of five commissioners ends today,” he said.
Yakubu who was appointed as Chairman of INEC on 9th of November, 2015 by President Buhari has been reappointed for a second term and awaiting Senate confirmation.