The situation of the chief INEC collator, Amina Zakari being related to President Buhari has caught the attention of the presidency who feel the need to release a full blown press statement on the issue. The presidency claims there is no blood relationship between president Muhammadu Buhari and Amina Zakari, however there has been inter-marriage between their extended families (Which sounds alot like a relationship to me). You can read the full press release of the presidency below:
QuoteIn another mendacious press release, the @OfficialPDPNig has continued their baseless accusations regarding Hajiya Amina Zakari, a commissioner in @inecnigeria, accusing her of partiality and casting doubts about her integrity as an electoral commissioner.
In their desperation, they forget that it was the PDP government that appointed her in the first place and they keep lying, as they have been caught doing on so many issues, by imputing a blood relationship between her and President Muhammadu Buhari.
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.
What is even more curious about all the fuss coming from the PDP is that they, as a ruling party picked Mrs Zakari, judging her by her own merit and made her an electoral commissioner.
She served so well with distinction as can be verified from the records that President Buhari approved the recommendation that she be reappointed, as he did other PDP nominees for second-term of four years.
PDP, therefore, has no moral right to keep harassing this hardworking mother unless they have a hidden agenda.
By this statement, the PDP is guilty of scoring an own goal and two, of harassing an innocent citizen on the basis of a lie, pure and simple.