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‘Amina Zakari will not be involved in collation of election results’, INEC clarifies

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

Amina Zakari, the national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will not be involved in the collation of election results, a source at the INEC has said.

The INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday appointed zakari, Buhari’s niece as the Chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential election Collation Center Committee.

Her appointment has since sparked outrage and reactions.

In its reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the appointment, INEC affords Zakari the opportunity to rig the election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

But in reaction, a source at INEC said the PDP misconstrued what the appointment is about.

“She (Zakari) is only in charge of the collation centre, basically issues around the administration of the venue,” the source said.

“It is an in-house committee responsible for water, electricity, briefing rooms, toilets, refreshment etc. She chairs the committee in her new role as chairperson of health and welfare committee.

“There is the results collation committee/secretariat which is separate and under the exclusive control of the INEC chairman. The collation centre committee has no role in processing results collated from the states and presented to the chairman by vice-chancellors who serve as collation officers.”


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