Amina Zakari: PDP Is Paranoid – INEC Blasts

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is paranoid about one of its National Commissional, Amina Zakari.

The PDP had raised alarm on Thursday, following INEC’s appointment of Mrs. Zakari, who is President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, as the Head of Collation Centre Committee for the 2019 election.

But reacting same day, Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the INEC Chairman, said PDP cannot dictate to INEC how it will conduct the 2019 elections.

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Oyekanmi said. “What is this crazy phobia about Amina Zakari? Why is one political party paranoid about this woman? There are 12 National Commissioners in INEC, why are they singling her out always? We are not going to allow one political party to dictate to us how to manage our affairs.

“If they have any problem with Amina Zakari, they should let us know. She was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan under the PDP government. She was not appointed under the present dispensation. Throughout the time she was there under Jega, this same PDP did not see anything wrong with her. Every national commissioner is entitled to having a renewed term and her term was renewed.

Mrs. Amina Zakari

“This woman has a family, children and yet people are just attacking her for nothing. What did she do? Would they be happy if anybody is doing this to their wives?

“The way INEC is structured, not even the INEC chairman can rig the election in favour of any political party or any candidate in this country today.

“He is incapable of doing so because the system will not allow it. So, if the INEC Chairman cannot rig, where is the national commissioner that wants to rig?”

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