Saturday, January 5, 2019


The Buhari Campaign Organisation, BCO, has insisted that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Committee on National Collation Center, Amina Zakari is not a blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Following Zakari’s appointment, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had condemned the appointment, saying she is a niece to the President.

PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Olognondiyan had claimed that Zakari’s appointment was aimed at rigging the forthcoming presidential election.

However, BCO Deputy Media Director, Aliyu Abdullahi refuted the claim while featuring on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily.

Abdullahi stated that the former ruling party is misinforming Nigerians, adding that Buhari is from Daura, Katsina while Zakari is from Jigawa State.

According to him, “The PDP are crying wolf and are trying to misinform Nigerians because Amina Zakari is not a blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari”.

Abdullahi also challenged the PDP to prove that Zakari is a blood relation to Buhari.

He said, “I want to believe that her being chairman of this committee does not have to do with the issue of announcing the results or even accepting or collecting the results from the returning officers”.

The BCO Deputy Director stated that INEC chairman is by law the authorized person to announce election results “and he will not abdicate his responsibility”.

“What Amina’s role seems to be to my own understanding is purely an administrative and logistics support and that may be informed by her experience, she is the longest-serving commissioner among these sets of commissioners.

“She has witnessed the last election as a national commissioner, she is in charge of welfare so naturally setting-up the venue, administration, and support of the collation center would be in her domain,” he said.

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