Dr. Ahmad Wali has been named the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission to replace Prof. Attahiru Jega whose tenure ends on Tuesday.
INEC has the few lines below about the man that will wait for confirmation by the Senate before fully taking charge of the electoral commission
From INEC website: Ambassador (Dr.) Mohammad Ahmad Wali, a Muslim, Fulani, hails from Sanyima town in Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State, in the North-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
Before his appointment as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ambassador Wali was a Visiting Reader (Associate Professor) to the Department of Political Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and Chief Executive Officer, Development Strategies International (DSI).
Ambassador Wali is a member of various committees of INEC and the Chairman of the Tenders Board.