Muhammadu Buhari’s request for confirmation, of Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been confirmed by the Senate .
The confirmation is for a second and final term.
Although the president’s letter was read at the Senate last week, he had, on October 27, announced his decision to reappoint the INEC boss.
Mr Yakubu was first appointed INEC chairman in November 2015 taking over from Attahiru Jega, who supervised the 2015 general election.
His confirmation was sequel to the presentation of the report of the Senate committee on INEC.
Kabiru Gaya, chairman of the committee, said Mr Mahmood was found suitable for the position, with no petition or incriminatory report against him.