Unic Press UK: Many of the opposition political parties in Nigeria have kicked against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari niece, Amina Zakari, to serve as the chairperson of the national collation center committee during the General Election coming up on February 16, 2018.
In a statement Thursday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said that the appointment of Buhari’s niece, Amina, is an invitation to violence and major political crisis in the light of the ignoble roles she played during the 2018 Governorship Election of Osun State. The party added that:
“This is the same Amina Zakari, who headed the ICT department of INEC at the time the department was accused of manipulating the INEC voters register to accommodate fictitious, underage, alien voters… In appointing Mrs. Zakari to head the collation of this Presidential election, Prof. Yakubu has confirmed that he has been compromised and that he has already succumbed to pressure. The fact remains that there is no way Amina will not allocate votes to her blood relation, President Buhari… With Amina as the head of results collation, there is no way votes cast by Nigerians will count.”
Breaking News: We wish to alert Nigerians that @inecnigeria has appointed @MBuhari’s niece, Amina Zakari as Chairman, Collation Center for the 2019 Presidential Election. This is another heinous machination by @inecnigeria to subvert the will of the people and rig for @MBuhari pic.twitter.com/IDcJF4ZRhu
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) January 3, 2019
In a tweet, the presidential candidate of the Action Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) accused INEC making decisions that contradict its claim of independence.
It is now quite obvious that the @inecnigeria Chairman is making decisions that cannot at all be INDEPENDENT. How in the world can@inecnigeria Amina Zakari – niece of @MBuhari – as its Head of Collation Center? Are the INEC Chairman &President ready for the grave consequence?
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 3, 2019
There is no better way for INEC to insult Nigerians than to boldly appoint Buhari's niece, Amina Zakari, as head of collation centre for 2019 elections. They want to rig in with no remorse and regard for the will of Nigerians.
Buhari is here to end this democratic dispensation.
— Agbo Emmanuel, MFR (@DrAgboEmmanuel) January 3, 2019
The appntmnt of Amina Zakari, a relative of @Mbuhari as one of d umpires in the #2019elections specifically in charge of announcing the results, is a sign that @Mbuhari & @APCNigeria are feeling the heat of the @atiku campaign and are gradually preparing their plan B, Rigging!
— Hussein Afolabi (@HusseinAfolabi) January 3, 2019
2019: GMB’s “sister”, AminaZakari to head presidential election collation centre of @inecnigeria
This is a blatant illegality Distinguished, the Chief Returning Officer is the Chairman & this CANNOT be DELEGATED. All well meaning citizens MUST rise against this. #ElectionFraud pic.twitter.com/seynG4PU1p
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) January 3, 2019