By Teslim Olawore
Zakari, who was once the Commission’s Director of Operations, by her new appointment will be responsible for announcing the result of the presidential election.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other notable Nigerians faulted the appointment of Zakari because she’s a niece of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reno Omokri giving his reaction to Zakari’s appointment on his Twitter page, said even the Late Idi Amin of Uganda would not make such appointement.
According to him, Zakari’s appointment is a ‘mockery of Buhari’s promise of a free and fair election.”
Omokri tweet: “How can INEC appoint Amina Zakari, President Buhari’s blood niece, as head of its collation centre for the 2019 elections?
“Even the late Idi Amin would not do this! This makes mockery of Buhari’s promise of a free and fair election.”
Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, also kicked against the appointment of Zakari as head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre for the elections.
According to her, there would be grave consequences.
Ezekwesili on her Twitter page wrote, “It is now quite obvious that the @inecnigeria Chairman is making decisions that cannot at all be INDEPENDENT. How in the world can @inecnigeria appoint