President Buhari appoints Amina Bala Zakari as acting-Chairman of INEC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Amina Bala Zakari as the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the conclusion of the term of Office of Prof. Attahiru Jega.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Barr. Danladi Kifasi, who conveyed the appointment in a letter, said it is with effect from 30th June 2015 until the appointment of a substantive Chairman.

Mrs. Zakari is presently a National Electoral Commissioner at INEC.

Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) came to an end on Tuesday, June 30.

The former INEC boss, who took over from Professor Maurice Iwu, assumed office on June 8, 2010 during the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

Professor Jega officially handed over leadership to the commission’s National Commissioner, Ambassador Mohammad Wali, on Tuesday before the appointment of Zakari was later announced.

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