INEC Speaks On Amina Zakari: PDP Cannot Dictate To Us How To Conduct Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it will not allow the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) dictate to it how it will conduct the 2019 general elections.


Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary (CPS), to the INEC Chairman also warned the PDP to desist from its personal attacks on one of its National Commissioners, Mrs Amina Zakari.


“What is this crazy phobia about Amina Zakari? Why is one political party paranoid about this woman? There are 12 National Commissioners in INEC, why are they singling her out always? We are not going to allow one political party to dictate to us how to manage our affairs.


“If they have any problem with Amina Zakari, they should let us know. She was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan under the PDP government. She was not appointed under the present dispensation. Throughout the time she was there under Jega, this same PDP did not see anything wrong with her.

Every National Commissioner is entitled to having a renewed term and her term was renewed.


“This woman has a family, children and yet people are just attacking her for nothing. What did she do? Would they be happy if anybody is doing this to their wives?


“The way INEC is structured, not even the INEC chairman can rig the election in favour of any political party or any candidate in this country today.


“He is incapable of doing so because the system will not allow it. So, if the INEC Chairman cannot rig, where is the National Commissioner that wants to rig?”

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