Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity SSA Media

INEC Collation Committee head: Zakari not related to Buhari by blood – Gaba Shehu, Nigeria’s Presidential Spokesman

By Olayinka Ajayi

Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity SSA Media
Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity SSA Media

Nigeria’s Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, has said that Muhammadu Buhari and Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), do not share blood relationship. 

Reacting to allegations by the main opposition party , the People Democratic Party ,PDP, The presidential spokesman said: “President Buhari and Commissioner Amina Zakari don’t 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,”.

It will be recalled that Zakari’s appointment to head the INEC committee on collation centre has been generating a controversy.

The PDP had alleged she is related to the president and her new position would compromise the electoral process.

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