By Yakubu Lawal
The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has said it was informed that the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has appointed Amina Zakari, a niece of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential Election Collation Centre Committee.
PDP said this in a statement signed by Director, Media & Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to the statement “The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation vehemently and unequivocally rejects, in its entirety, the appointment of Mrs. Amina Zakari, President Buhari’s blood relation, as head of the collation of results in the same election in which her uncle, President Buhari, is a candidate.
It said the appointment of Amina Zakari constitutes a direct violence against the presidential election and the PDP will not, in any way, whatsoever, accept it.
“This is the same Amina Zakari who headed the ICT Department of INEC. It will interest Nigerians to note that this is the same Amina Zakari that was alleged to have played some roles in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
“In appointing Amina Zakari to head the collation of this Presidential election, Prof. Yakubu has confirmed that he has been compromised. The party therefore, called on all Nigerians and particularly the National Peace Committee to note that with the appointment of Amina Zakari as head of the collation of presidential results, the INEC chairman is setting the stage for a very huge political crisis, which is capable of derailing our democratic process