By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that it is opposed to the appointment of Mrs. Amina Zakari as the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party said it would continue to demand for the removal of Zakari as was resolved in its 403rd National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, despite unwarranted attacks on its officials by the Presidency.
It stressed that as long as the Acting Chairman remains in office, it would not recognise the electoral body as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) but as the National Electoral Commission (NEC).
The Presidency had defended its action saying the appointment was done according to merit and in the overall interest of stability in the electoral body.
However, in a statement issued yesterday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, the party maintained its position that, “Mrs. Zakari has a strong relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari and a very prominent APC North-west governor.” PDP alleged that “Zakari was collaborating with the ruling party to post Resident Electoral Commissioners of its choice to Kogi and Bayelsa ahead of the forth-coming governorship elections in those states.”
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