PDP To INEC Chairman: Don’t Bow To Pressure On Amina Zakari, Zamfara APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the Chairman of the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu
Mahmood, not to succumb to pressure by the Presidency, to return
Mrs. Amina Zakari as Director of Operations.
The PDP also charges INEC not to change its statute-backed stand
on the exclusion of Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) from presenting candidates in the 2019 general
elections, following its failure to conduct congresses.
The PDP cautioned that Nigerians are already aware of the
pressure from the Buhari Presidency to return Amina Zakari, a
blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari, as Director
Operation, so that they can use her to manipulate the electoral
processes and rig the election for President Buhari.
While the PDP notes the redeployment of Amina Zakari to another
directorate, the party nevertheless, reaffirms its position that her
continuous stay in the commission constitutes a threat to free, fair
and credible 2019 general elections, given her relationship with
President Buhari, who is a major contender in the election.
Amina Zakari’s removal as Director of Operations has been hailed
by majority of Nigerians, a fact, which shows that voters had
already lost confidence in her integrity to hold such a sensitive
position, for which they prefer her outright removal from the
Furthermore, Nigerians are also already abreast of the provisions
of the law leading to the exclusion of Zamfara state APC chapter
from presenting candidates for the elections and we caution INEC
against any contemplations to change the rules for the APC.
The case of Amina Zakari and that of Zamfara APC constitute
another direct integrity test for Prof. Yakubu on his capacity,
integrity and readiness for free, fair and credible general elections
in 2019.
The PDP therefore charges Prof. Yakubu to ensure that he remains
on the side of the people and take urgent steps to weed the
commission of lcompromised officials, as Nigerians will accept
nothing short of a transparent process in their quest for a
replacement for the reckless, vindictive, incompetent and anti-
people Buhari-led APC administration.

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  2. Chai is this how we suffered

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