The Council of State has approved the appointment of Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, as the substantive Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Mrs Amina Bala Zakari as the Acting Chairman of INEC following the conclusion of the term of Office of Prof. Attahiru Jega.
The Council also approved the appointment of five new national commissioners for the commission.
The national commissioners are Mrs. Amina Zakari (North-West), Dr. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine (North Central), Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo (North-East), Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky (South-South) and Mr. Soyebi Adedeji Solomon (South-West).
The South-East is said to still have a sitting national commissioner.