2019: PDP frowns and rejects appointment of Buhari’s Niece as INEC chief collation officer

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2019: PDP frowns and rejects appointment of Buhari’s Niece as INEC chief collation officer

2019: PDP frowns and rejects appointment of Buhari’s Niece as INEC chief collation officer

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has frowned and rejected the appointment of Amina Zakari, who is supposed to serve as the chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential election Collation Center Committee.

The party disagreed because Mrs Zakari is President Buhari’s niece.

The Organization of the PDP presidential campaign stated this through Kola Ologbondiyan, who is its director, media and publicity, yesterday while speaking to journalists at the party’s campaign headquarters.

Mahmud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, had earlier made an announcement of the appointment of Mrs Zakari as the chairperson of the presidential election collation committee.

Mrs Amina Zakari, who is the a former acting head of the commission, is said to be a relative to President Buhari.

Mr Ologbondiyan, while speaking to journalists, described the move of the appointment as an “outright manipulation.”

He also challenged Buhari to excuse his niece (Mrs Zakari) from such a sensitive assignment if he is truly committed to free, fair and credible elections.

“With Amina Zakari in-charge of results collation, it’ll be difficult for votes cast by Nigerians to count,” he declared.

He made a call on the Chairman of INEC to take back the controversial appointment with immediate effect.

“Just like what the president said during his presentation of the 2019 budget at the National Assembly, the world is looking at us.”

INEC has so far not made any comment on the demand of the party.

 

 

 

2019: PDP frowns and rejects appointment of Buhari’s Niece as INEC chief collation officer

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