Ekiti Guber: Group Accuses INEC Commissioner, Amina Zakari
A National Commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari has been accused of conniving with some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to plot manipulation of the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State.
The Elections Transparency Group (ETG), which made this allegation in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, said Mrs. Zakari held a secret meeting with the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos today.
In the statement signed by its National Coordinator, Alhaji Kazeem Adekunle, the ETG alleged that Mrs. Zakari attended the meeting in Tinubu’s residence with two INEC Directors.
Amina Zakari was in Lagos with the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to attend a Campus Outreach at University of Lagos. She went to Tinubu’s house without the knowledge of the chairman.
“Oshiomhole, who came to Lagos unannounced to attend the clandestine meeting, begged the woman (Amina Zakari) to do whatever he can to deliver the election to the APC being the first election that will be held with him as the party national chairman.
“Amina Zakari, who is in charge of Operations in INEC and also has as one of her foot soldiers, the Director, ICT, Mrs. Bimbo Oladunjoye. In fact, Mrs. Oladunjoye was one of the two directors that went with her to the meeting,” the group alleged.
Stating why it was raising the alarm, the ETG said it was interested in free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria, describing plan to manipulate the Ekiti election as dangerous to the survival of democracy in the country.
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