No blood relationship between Amina Zakari and Buhari

The presidency has reacted to the criticisms that have trailed the appointment of Amina Zakari, as head of collation centres by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In a statement entitled ‘PDP clutching straws, the presidency said that the opposition was the first to employ Zakari, and have now lied by inputting a blood relationship with her and President Muhammadu Buhari.

The presidency further stressed that there’s no blood relationship between the  president and Zakari but only “an inter-marriage occurred in their extended families. ”

See full statement below

In another mendacious press release, the PDP has continued their baseless accusations regarding Hajiya Amina Zakari, a commissioner in the INEC, 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 do not 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 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.