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There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by phyllosilicate(m): 8:16am On Jan 04
Amina Zakari has been appointed as the head of election collation centre for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the 2019 elections.

2019: Outrage over appointment of Buhari’s niece, Zakari as INEC head of collation centre Amina Zakari and Buhari INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement on Thursday.

Amina Zakari has been a key member of INEC as she has heald certain positions in the commission. However, her recent appointment has sparked outrage, with many alleging the appointment is one of the plots by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party to rig the 2019 election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Those decrying her appointment claim she is the niece of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, “While Prof. Mahmood Yakubu can no longer be trusted to conduct the 2019 general election, it is public knowledge that Mrs Amina Zakari, the INEC Director in charge of Operations and ICT, is a direct blood relation of Mr President and as such, we believe that she cannot be an impartial arbiter in an election involving her uncle.”

But the question remains: Who is this Amina Zakari? Amina Zakari, in a report by happeningnownews.com, is the former Acting Chairman of INEC. She took over the commission after the former Chairman, Attahiru Jega’s tenure elapsed in 2015. Amina Zakari is the first woman to chair the commission, though in acting capacity. She is a princess of the Kazaure Emirate of Jigawa State who completed her primary education in Kano state. She was the Senior Consultant/Chief Pharmacist working on PTF-funded health projects across Nigeria.

She once served as Special Assistant to the President from 2004 to 2007. She was former National Electoral Commissioner at INEC. She had also chaired the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) of INEC. She was chairman of the INEC Planning Monitoring and Strategy Committee effective November 2014.

Amina Zakari was allegedly first described as Buhari’s niece on July 27, 2015, in a report by Nigerian Tribune which had claimed that President Buhari was related to Amina Zakari. It had quoted a supporter of then president Jonathan, Alhaji Tanko Yakassa as saying, “I know that the woman from her childhood. Her father worked with me as my Permanent Secretary before later he became the Emir of Kazaure. We maintained a cordial relationship until he passed on.

However, the relationship between him and Buhari is something that I know of. Anybody around during that time also can confirm this. He (the late Emir) married the senior sister to Buhariand he (Buhari) started his childhood in the late emir’s house. The mother of this woman (Zakari) was either the first or second wife. Aside from that, Buhari stayed with him for sometime in Kazaure. I know that the relationship is true.”

However, Yakassai had, on September 8, 2015, in another interview on Channels TV, denied Amina Zakari’s relations with Buhari. He had said that his actual words were manipulated by some parties. He was later quoted to have said that “Somebody added something because I did not criticize her or her appointment. She is my daughter and a friend to her father was at one time my permanent secretary. Her mother is a friend to my senior wife. She is a friend to some of my children. I see no reason why I should criticize her.”

He had also said that Amina’s “neutrality should not be contested on the grounds of familiarity with the president because she is entitled to the post as a Nigerian and a qualified professional.”

But today’s appointment has shown many Nigerians condemning the INEC and alleging the commission has been coerced into becoming tool for the rigging of the 2019 election. What is your take?

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/inec-who-is-this-amina-zakari/

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by phyllosilicate(m): 8:16am On Jan 04
NOTE TO NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS:

"If someone says it’s raining, and another says it’s dry, it’s not your job to quote them both. Your job is to look out the window and find out which is true."

John Voelker.

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Baawaa(m): 8:21am On Jan 04
Atiku is finished completely grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Anything that can deny the looters from coming back is a welcome idea grin grin grin

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by SalamRushdie: 8:47am On Jan 04
shut up she is his niece and even grew up in his house

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Printerscanner: 8:48am On Jan 04
Baawaa:
Atiku is finished completely grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Anything that can deny the looters from coming back is a welcome idea grin grin grin

4 + 4 = 8

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:49am On Jan 04
They are out with any and every kinda propaganda.
They are so desperate.
Its unfortunate that some brainwashed youths that are willfully blind and willfully deaf, youths whose their future is being looted are still supporting the corrupt politicians that looted the lives up to this point.

Anyways

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by ainas247: 8:49am On Jan 04
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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by GlorifiedTunde(m): 8:50am On Jan 04
That's what I keep saying. I have searched the whole (surface web) internet and there's no link.

Besides, her profile shows she's very very qualified.

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Omeokachie: 8:50am On Jan 04
Reading this write-up, there is no where that it says she is not related to Buhari.

The headline is misleading.

Even the man who claimed that his words were twisted in 2015, is today saying she is FAMILIAR with the president...

He had also said that Amina’s “neutrality should not be contested on the grounds of familiarity with the president because she is entitled to the post as a Nigerian and a qualified professional.”

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by BruncleZuma: 8:51am On Jan 04
grin grin grin grin

Barely 35 days to the election...
Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Necksonnel: 8:51am On Jan 04
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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by PreciousJuice(m): 8:51am On Jan 04
No proof, no case. Abeg February should come in time so PDP and sympathizers can be put out of its misery.

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by PassingShot(m): 8:51am On Jan 04
Athiefku and PDP think they can smell Aso Rock through outright lies and propaganda, they must think majority of Nigerians are as stupid as they are.

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Oweku: 8:51am On Jan 04
Abeg make we dey joor, Na them them.. grin

Na she say na 2 people they rule us, say no be her husband... angry

Instead of voting her husband, make we kuku vote for the 2 people na.. undecided










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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Shikini: 8:52am On Jan 04
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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Peacemaker5128: 8:52am On Jan 04
Rig anything rigable
This is welcome development
If PDP can rig election in 1999,2003,2007,2011 there is nothing bad if APC rig 2019
The scoreline is just 4-1

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Shikini: 8:52am On Jan 04
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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by ishowdotgmail(m): 8:52am On Jan 04
PDP please cry us a river grin

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Xisnin(m): 8:52am On Jan 04
She is Buhari's niece.
Africa culture allows people to define their own relationship even
if it isn't biological.
"Meet my sister" or "That is my daughter" doesn't mean biological
relationship but a practical one.

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by Racoon(m): 8:52am On Jan 04
Given the controversial roles Amina Zakari have played in many of the higly disputed elections won by the APC esp.the Osun rerun,the INEC chair should have never given her such responsibility even if qualified. sad

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by dunkem21(m): 8:53am On Jan 04
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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by KingOfAllIgbos: 8:53am On Jan 04
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I hope this isn't true but i wouldn't be surprised.

Hausa/Fulani are ruthless about nepotism

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by drey076(m): 8:53am On Jan 04
grin
PDP is wailing even before the election

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by rabonni(m): 8:53am On Jan 04
Baawaa:
Atiku is finished completely grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Anything that can deny the looters from coming back is a welcome idea grin grin grin
No he is not, but you and your generations to come are, you sold your soul for 30k a month, Shame on you,

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by MufasaRebirth: 8:53am On Jan 04
Buhari looking for every opportunity to rig the forthcoming election Smh

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Re: There Is No Proof That Amina Zakari Is President Buhari's Niece - Vanguard by straighttalk(m): 8:54am On Jan 04
PDP running from pillar to post in desperation.

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