Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari Over Amina Zakari’s INEC Appointment

Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari

 Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari Over Trying to Steal Election Through Her Appointment

Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari

Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari –The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has asked the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mamoud Yakubu, to reverse the recent deployment of Amina Zakari, one of its commissioners.

Mrs Zakari, a niece of President Muhammadu Buhari’s, was on Thursday announced as the chairperson of INEC’s Results Collation Centre in the February 2019 elections.

Many Nigerians have condemned the appointment with the opposition alleging a plan to rig the polls.

The Presidency last week dismissed the concerns, pointing out that MRA Zakari was originally appointed to INEC by the former PDP government of Good luck Jonathan.


 Ezekwesili Attacks Buhari Continues

Reacting to her appointment, Mrs Ezekwesili, in a press statement on Saturday, said, “The INEC chairman appears to have bowed to pressure from the Presidency.”

She described Mrs Zakari’s appointment as political corruption, “considering that having a relation of the President who is a contestant in the February 2019 presidential election amounts to an apparent Conflict-of-Interest situation.”

She said that such “repugnant deployment of Zakari to the collation centres suggests a brazen attempt to ease rigging for the APC’s candidate in the elections.”

To ensure peace and give all the candidates a level playing ground, the ACPN presidential candidate asked the INEC to restore confidence in the
management of the collation process by reversing the appointment of Mrs Zakari as chairperson.

“Zakari can be assigned another task farther away from tasks that can hinder electoral integrity,” Mrs Ezekwesili added.

Her statement read, “The INEC chairman has obviously bowed to President Buhari’s visible and increasingly brazen determination to not just rig but to steal the 2019 presidential election and throw the country into crisis. Or how else can one describe this repugnant action of placing the President’s niece, Mrs Amina Zakari, at the head of the centre for collation of election results?

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