INEC commissioner resigns hours after Yakubu stepped aside

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Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in a group photograph with INEC commissioners after he handed over to Ahmed Mu’azu. Credit: Twitter/INEC.

Hours after the outgoing chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu, handed over to Air Vice Marshall Ahmed Mu’azu (retd.), a national commissioner of the commission, Abubakar Nahuche, has resigned.

reports that the news of Nahuche’s resignation was confirmed by the commission on Monday, November 9.

Festus Okoye, the INEC national commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), confirmed the resignation in a message.

He said:

INEC national commissioner and chairman, estate, works and transport committee, representing northwest, Abubakar Nahuche, resigned his appointment on personal reasons and the president has accepted his resignation and thanked him for his services to the nation.”

It was gathered that five national commissioners also retired during the handover ceremony held at the Conference Rome at INEC Headquarters, Abuja.

They included Hajiya Amina Zakari, Prof. Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbine, Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo, Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky, and Prince Adedeji Solomon Soyebi.

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