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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Amina Zakari explains relationship with President Buhari

Amina Zakari, the newly appointed head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre for the general election has addresed reports that she is related to President Muhammadu Buhari.

It was reported that by her new appointment, Zakari, who was once the Commission’s Director of Operations, will be responsible for announcing the result of the presidential election.

Her appointment has since stirred reactions from Nigerians and the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

But speaking on the allegations, Zakari in an interview with BBC News Igbo refuted claims that she is related to President Muhammadu Buhari.

She also challenged anyone with proof of her ‘wrongdoings’ to come out and show the world.

She said, “I am not his niece, I am not his cousin. I was appointed on this same particular job by Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010. Prior to that, I was appointed an A.S to former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and I did my job perfectly.

When asked what was her relationship with President Buhari, she said, “Buhari is my president as he is everybody else’s President.

“He is not my cousin nor my uncle as it is been claimed, that is all I can say.

”I have been on this job since 2010 and this same president lost an election. The people that complained have worked closely with me, they have not in any way accused me of doing wrong.”

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