President Buhari Quickly Disowns Amina Zakari, Shocks The Entire World, Ahead Of The General Elections

By Post-Nigeria: January 5, 2019 07:50

President Buhari Quickly Disowns Amina Zakari, Shocks The Entire World, Ahead Of The General Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied sharing any family affinity with the embattled Amina Zakari, a Commissioner representing Jigawa State, at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who was recently appointed as the Chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee, and Presidential Election Collation Centre Committee.

A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said: “President Buhari and Commissioner Amina Zakari do not share a family relationship.

“An inter-marriage occurred in their extended families, so the imputation of blood relationship between the President and the Electoral Commissioner, is a simple lie.”

Shehu said that Zakari was appointed Electoral Commissioner in INEC, by the former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration on merit, accusing the opposition of “harassing an innocent citizen, on the basis of a lie.”

The statement added: “In another mendacious Press release, the PDP has continued their baseless accusations regarding Zakari, accusing her of partiality, and casting doubts about her integrity as an Electoral Commissioner.

“In their desperation, they forget that it was the PDP government that appointed her in the first place, and they keep lying, as they have been caught doing on so many issues, by imputing a blood relationship between her and President Buhari.

“President Buhari and Zakari do not share a family relationship. An inter-marriage occurred in their extended families, so the imputation of blood relationship between the President and the electoral commissioner, is a simple lie.

“What is even more curious about all the fuss coming from the PDP, is that they, as a ruling party, picked Mrs. Zakari, judging her own merit and made her an Electoral Commissioner.

“She served so well with distinction, as can be verified from the records, that President Buhari approved the recommendation that she be reappointed, as he did other PDP nominees for second-term of four years.

“PDP therefore, has no moral right to keep harassing this hardworking mother, unless they have a hidden agenda.