Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari
through the Council of State approved
the apoitnment of Prof. Mahmood
Yakubu as the new Chairman of the
Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC).
Some have called the presidency as a
Northern president, who only sees good
in the appointment of Northerners into
his cabinet.
See list of INEC Chairmen since
independence.
Nigeria has had 12 Electoral Commission
(NEC) chairmen since first republic.
1. Eyo Esua (1960-1966)
2. Michael Ani (1976-1979)
3. Victor Ovie-Whiskey (1983)
4. Eme Awa (1987-1989)
5. Humphrey Nwosu (1989-1993)
6. Prof.Okon Uya (1993-1994)
7 Sumner Dagogo-Jack (1994-1998)
8. Ephraim Akpata (1998-1999)
9. Abel Guobadia (2000-2005)
10. Maurice Iwu (2005-2010)
11. Attahiru Jega (2010 - 2015)
12. Mahmood Yakubu (2015 - 20??)