2019: President Buhari Speaks On Sacking INEC Chairman

2019: President Buhari Speaks On Sacking INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on the eve of the Presidential and National Assembly elections postponed the election till February 23.


The development has stirred a lot of reactions from Nigerians with some showing their displeasure about the system of the country and the business shut down.

President Muhammadu Buhari in his statement had stated that he can not remove the chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu because he would need a resolution by a two-thirds majority of the Senate to take the decision.

There have been speculations that the President plans to fire the electoral body boss following the postponement of the election.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, while reacting to this speculations insisted there was no truth in such claims.

“Those reports are utterly baseless and false. There is nothing like that.

“Whoever is saying the President is removing INEC chairman is just displaying his illiteracy. Let him go and read the constitution.

“You need a resolution by a two-thirds majority of the Senate for any such action,” Shehu said according to The Nation.

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