THE Senate has confirmed the appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC.
The confirmation was given on Tuesday during plenary in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
This is coming after the report of senate committee on INEC led by Senator Kabiru Gaya was submitted at the plenary and in the report, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood was recommended for confirmation.
The screening session took place at the National Assembly complex in Abuja on November 26.
In his remarks, Professor Yakubu appealed to the National Assembly to pass the Amended Electoral Act Bill latest in the first quarter of 2021.
He said that passing the piece of legislation within the timeframe recommended was critical for the success of the 2023 general elections.
Yakubu informed the lawmakers that the electoral body had submitted several areas for amendments in the Electoral Act.
He said it was important for the electoral legal framework to be finalised in due time as INEC cannot conduct elections under uncertainty.