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Air Vice-Marshal, Ahmed Mu’azu, has been announced as acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Professor Mahmoud Yakubu made the disclosure on Monday in his remarks during the handling over ceremony at commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Monday handed over the chairmanship of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Mu’azu (Rtd), a national commissioner of the electoral body from the Northeast.

Mu’azu is in charge of the electoral logistics committee of the commission. The new acting chairman will serve in an acting capacity pending the confirmation of Yakubu’s re-nomination by the Senate. Yakubu whose tenure for a fresh term of five years has been renewed by President Muhammadu Buhari said he needed to vacate his office, pending his confirmation by the Senate.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in October reappointed Prof. Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second and final term. Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in October 2015 and assumed office on November 9, 2015, where he has been overseeing the activities of the commission. Yakubu’s reappointment is subject to approval by members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Mua’zu was born on 6th September, 1957 in Gombe State. He had his early education in Gombe, Kaduna and Maiduguri between 1964 -1975.

He joined the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as a Potential Pilot in June 1976 and was commissioned Pilot Officer into Air Traffic Control (ATC) Specialty in 1979. He rose to the professional rank of Air Vice Marshal (AVM) in 2007.

He obtained his Master of Science (MSc) degree in Strategic Studies at the University of Ibadan in 2005. He voluntarily retired from service in 2013.

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