Amina Zakari has been appointed by INEC as the head the collation centre for the 2019 general elections. This has led to many reactions from Nigerians.
Mrs. Amina Zakari, is said by many to be a niece of President Muhammadu Buhari, and her appointment as head of the collation centre for the 2019 general elections has ruffled a lot of feathers.
Speaking during the inauguration of the committees in Abuja, INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu, said the committees shall be responsible for the national collation centre which would be situated at the International Conference Centre, from where results of the Presidential election will be announced.
“It will serve as the secretariat for collation of results and venue for briefing of international observers and the media,” he said.
The former INEC Director of Operations, who hails from Daura, President Buhari’s hometown, was last year moved to Health and Welfare arm of the Commission. She was appointed acting INEC chairman immediately after Attahiru Jega’s tenure expired. She was in office until the current chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu was appointed.
See reactions that have trailed her appointment below;
INEC has appointed Buhari’s Niece, Amina Zakari as Chairman, Collation Center for the 2019 Presidential Election.
Tell me how PDP will win? The rigging has just started… Christ when are you coming???@inecnigeria @OfficialAPCNg @OfficialPDPNig @MBuhari
— Aguiyi (@nelsonbaba) January 4, 2019
That Amina zakari a niece to Buhari is appointed collation officer of the presidential election
And I ask
Is she conducting the election in the collation center?
Can the figures that starts from polling units to state level be changed in a collation center?
What's the fear about
— Tersoo Orbunde (@TersooOrbunde1) January 4, 2019
I want to officially express my displeasure and dissatisfaction over the conduct of @inecnigeria.
I don't have confidence in this electoral commission again unless Amina Zakari who is @MBuhari niece is removed.
I call on all well meaning Nigerians to protest this immoral act! pic.twitter.com/CUe7BOVRrM
— Atsar Gundu Jnr⚪ (@AtsarGundu_Jnr) January 4, 2019
— Yakubu Izang (@izang_yakubu) January 4, 2019
Amina Zakari is a product of their genuine fear, that the outcome of February 16 will not be favourable to them.
— Kingsley Omose (@OmoseKingsley) January 4, 2019
Instead of INEC appointing, Amina Zakari, a blood relation (niece) of President Buhari, as the Chairperson of INEC Advisory Committee and Presidential election Collation Center Committee, why not just appoint one of the President's children as INEC Chairman?
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) January 3, 2019
APC did all they could to slander Atiku, it didn't work
Now they are so desperate that they have appointed Amina Zakari to head collation so she can easily change results!
So much for integrity
— African Giant – Ladi (@LadiSpeaks) January 3, 2019
There is no better way for INEC to insult Nigerians than to boldly appoint Buhari's niece, Amina Zakari, as head of collation centre for 2019 elections. They want to rig in with no remorse and regard for the will of Nigerians.
Buhari is here to end this democratic dispensation.
— Agbo Emmanuel, MFR (@DrAgboEmmanuel) January 3, 2019
How can the INEC collating officer be Buhari's Niece? And you expect the election to be free and fair. Its Obvious Amina Zakari is there to oversee the APC rigging strategy.
— Sherishery (@Mz_sherifa) January 3, 2019