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March 8, 2021
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IPAC Hails INEC Chairman as He Steps Down After Tenure Expiration to Await Screening for Fresh Term

IPAC hails INEC Chairman as he steps down after tenure expiration to
await screening for fresh term.

IPAC says Mahmud’s timely and well organised peaceful temporary transfer
of power, sign that he is a true democrat and ready for the job ahead

IPAC urges Senate to reconvene soonest to confirm Mahmud so that the
ongoing electoral reforms can be driven to a logical conclusion

CSOs, political parties to host thank you dinner for Mahmud

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has hailed the Chairman of the
Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu,  as he
steps down today at the expiration of his first term while awaiting
Senate confirmation of his second term.

IPAC is of the view that Yakubu’s timely and well-organised peaceful
temporary transfer of power is a sign that he is a true democrat and he
is ready for the job ahead.

As critical stakeholders in the nation’s democracy and the country at
large, we urge the Senate to reconvene as soon as possible to consider
and confirm Yakubu’s fresh nomination for second term.

This step is important in order to enable the commission’s chairman to
quickly settle down for the daunting tasks ahead, starting from the
conduct of bye-elections in some constituencies across the country.

His quick confirmation is also necessary so that he can pursue the
ongoing electoral reforms to a logical conclusion.

Some interested civil society organisations and political parties will
in the days ahead host a thank you dinner in Yakubu’s honour.

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