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Buhari Appoints Acting Chairperson for Nigerian Electoral Commission

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Amina Bala Zakari as the acting chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Zakari takes over from Professor Attahiru Jega, the former chairman of the electoral body whose term expired on Tuesday after serving a full five-year term. The tenures of six other INEC commissioners expired as well. Nigeria’s 1999 constitution empowers the president to appoint the head of INEC and other members of the board, who are...

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