The Senate Committee on INEC has screened Professor Mahmood Yakubu following his nomination for appointment as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The screening session took place on Thursday at the National Assembly complex in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In his remarks, Professor Yakubu appealed to the National Assembly to pass the Amended Electoral Act Bill latest in the first quarter of 2021.
He explained that passing the piece of legislation within the timeframe recommended was critical for the success of the 2023 general elections.
The screening of the former INEC boss comes days after members of the red chamber considered the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the reappointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the nation’s electoral umpire.