The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday confirmed the resignation of a National Commissioner, Abubakar Nahuche.
His resignation came barely a few minutes after the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, handed over to Air Vice Marshall Ahmed Mu’azu (retd.), to oversee the affairs of the commission pending the confirmation of his reappointment by the senate.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, confirmed the resignation.
He said, “INEC National Commissioner and chairman, Estate, Works and Transport Committee, representing North-West, Abubakar Nahuche, resigned his appointment on personal reasons and the President has accepted his resignation and thanked him for his services to the nation.”
It was gathered that five National Commissioners also retired during the handover ceremony held at the Conference Rome at INEC Headquarters, Abuja.
They are Hajiya Amina Zakari, Prof. Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbine, Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo, Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky, and Prince Adedeji Solomon Soyebi.
Meanwhile, a new Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Chukwuemeka Chukwu, representing Abia State was appointed at the event.