Why I Cannot Sack INEC Chairman—Buhari

By Ikenga Chronicles February 18, 2019

Why I Cannot Sack INEC Chairman—Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he cannot remove Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) because he would need a resolution by two-thirds majority of the Senate to do so.

Recall that there have been speculations that Buhari was set to fire the INEC boss, following the abrupt postponement of the general elections.

However, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, 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 two-thirds majority of the Senate for any such action,” Shehu stated.

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