Group backs PDP, calls for Amina Zakari’s resignation

The group, Accord Women and Youth Initiative rejected the appointment of Amina Zakari has the head National Collation center for the 2019 general elections and demanded for her resignation.

It could be recalled that, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had severally called for Amina’s removal on the account that her relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari will compromise her activities.

The leader of the group, Esther Opaluwah made the demand while addressing journalists on Sunday in Abuja.

She also recalled that INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu has Consistently maintained that he is committed to conducting a credible, free and fair election hence he expect nothing less than transparency and neutrality from INEC. 

Opaluwah claimed that, “Mrs Amina Zakari who is not only a blood relative of the incumbent, President Mohammed Buhari but also married to the APC Senatorial candidate of Bauchi  South. Therefore by consanguinity and affinity her hands are tied. 

“Mrs Amina Zakari has repeatedly failed the neutrality and impartial test especially on her antecedents in the immediate past elections in the South West where she was in charge of electoral operations and Logistics, she added.

Opaluwah declared that, “We the Nigerian Women And Youths are not satisfied with her conduct as INEC commissioner and this is rubbing off negatively on the integrity of the electoral processes. 

She also noted, “this 2019 general elections is very important to us as Nigerians and we refuse to fold our hands and watch a few individuals including Mrs Zakari ruin our democracy. INEC must not only be fair but must be seen to be fair to all. The registered political parties and especially to Nigerians who are the stakeholders of the Nigerian project. 

“We therefore by this press brief hereby demand the immediate resignation of Mrs Amina Zakari from INEC forthwith, she concluded.

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