Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Professor Mahmud Yakubu as new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
– Yakubu hails from Bauchi state and is a professor of political history and international studies
– He was Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
– He is an expert in guerrilla warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism.
– He was part of the team at last year’s national conference