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I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by SweetJoystick(m): 3:17pm On Jan 08
I helped el-Rufai submit Amina Zakari’s CV to Presidency – Odumakin
Published
January 8, 2019
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja

Afenifere Spokesman and activist, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, says contrary to reports, it was Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and not President Muhammadu Buhari that recommended Amina Zakari as a nominee for an appointment at the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Odumakin, who was a guest on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday, said the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, as part of reforms at INEC, had called on Civil Society Organisations to recommend someone who could take a position as a national commissioner at INEC.


Odumakin said el-Rufai told him of Zakari, who had worked under him as a Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

He said he collected Zakari’s curriculum vitae from el-Rufai and handed it over to the late Oronto Douglas, who was the Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Research, Documentation, and Strategy.

Odumakin and el-Rufai were among prominent figures who fought against the cabal which controlled the late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s government when he was incapacitated.


Both Odumakin and el-Rufai later became members of the Buhari/Tunde Bakare campaign team when Buhari was running for President on the platform of the CPC in 2011.

The activist said, “I have read of accounts where it was stated that President Buhari nominated her. It was not the President. It was the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, who nominated her. When Jonathan came in 2010, his aide, the late Oronto Douglas, who was my brother and friend, approached the CSOs who were in the forefront of the fight to remove the cabal and he said his boss (Jonathan) had taken a decision to guarantee free and fair elections.

“He said he (Jonathan) does not want to know those who will be in INEC and therefore, he wants recommendations of credible Nigerians who could be in INEC. So, when Jonathan says he never knew Jega before his becoming INEC chairman, he was right.

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“So, they were headhunting for credible people and that is why you have people like Prof. Jega, Lai Olurode, and the rest of them coming as independent people nominated. But in the case of Amina Zakari, when that committee was working, we did not even know (anyone from) North-West and then Nasir el-Rufai also came to be part of the anti-Yar’adua cabal movement and was part of the process and he said there was this woman that worked with him as health secretary when he was the FCT minister.

“He said she was very savvy and he spoke very well of her. He said she was abroad so it took about two or three days to get her CV which I collected from him and gave to Oronto Douglas. So, beyond seeing her name on paper, Jonathan did not know who she was.”

Odumakin said the very fact that Zakari was nominated by el-Rufai had created a conflict of interest and it was only proper for her to step down.

“Check the records where she has been alleged to have played some roles, you always see el-Rufai being somewhere in a corner. So, we cannot have this woman. In fact, if there is honour, the best thing is for her to resign. She was nominated by el-Rufai,” Odumakin said.

The Afenifere spokesman said contrary to claims by the Presidency, Zakari was also a niece to Buhari.

He said Zakari’s father was married to Buhari’s sister thereby making her father Buhari’s brother-in-law.

Odumakin added, “It is unfortunate that even our Presidency is lexically challenged to the point that they don’t know the definition of a niece. A niece, according to the Oxford dictionary, you don’t even need to go to the advanced level, is your brother or sister’s daughter or your brother-in-law or sister-in-law’s daughter. So how can you say she is not his niece?”

https://punchng.com/i-helped-el-rufai-submit-amina-zakaris-cv-to-presidency-odumakin/

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by atiku4President: 3:18pm On Jan 08
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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Niorte: 3:32pm On Jan 08
This is what is called diversification. Nobody is talking about who nominated who. The bone of contention is that Zakari has a tie and soft spot for Buhari hence she cannot be trusted to be fair.

When Nigeria is playing S/Africa in a football match, it will be unprofessional to make a Ghanaian or a Togolese the referee even when they have the best intentions, their geographic location has put them in the wrong view.

If a judge is not trusted to be fair in a hearing, another judge takes over. Let's not over heat the polity, Nigerians do not want her to head that committee because of a conflict of interest. Her mother is from Daura, same place with the President, her brother is alleged to be a minister under Buhari....haba! If na you would you not support Buhari?

Since both leading parties presidential aspirants are from the north, I suggest someone from the South take that position.

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by miqos02(m): 3:33pm On Jan 08
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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by hisexcellency34: 3:33pm On Jan 08
Ogunmakin, who is talking about submitting CV?

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by tesppidd: 3:34pm On Jan 08
I know that the APC and the Presidency feels the need to get Amina to step aside.
But their grandstanding is only as a result of the attitude of the PDP over the past years.
PDP could be likened to a nagging spouse.

Complaining about every single thing.

Even when Buhari coughs they complain that he wants to infect Nigerians with cholera.

One part of me feels the Presidency should implore her to resign, another part of me is so loving seeing PDP wail and cry about it.

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by shachris02: 3:34pm On Jan 08
Jonathan was a very simple man.

Some people mistook this for being clueless.

SUch a great leader.

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Alepa(m): 3:34pm On Jan 08
shachris02:
Jonathan was a very simple man.

Some people mistook this for being clueless.

SUch a great leader.

Bla bla bla

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by KingOfAllIgbos: 3:34pm On Jan 08
cheesy

PMB is the type that will dub you in exam hall and copy your name. He is nepotistic and not so smart.

Even if you wan rig as everyone does, do it with finesse nah grin

Simply publicly terminate Zakari's appointment and put a yibow guy there. Bribe him and he will sell Biafra for a song.

Voila! 2nd term tongue


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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by exlinkleads(f): 3:35pm On Jan 08
why do i need to know?



hmmmm
Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by three: 3:36pm On Jan 08
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Hmm....


This is Zakari issue is well coordinated subtle distraction and misdirection

Pay more attention folks to the Voter REGISTER figures ALREADY released by INEC

Does it not strike you as odd that the two zones (SW and NW) Osinbajo and Buhari's zones have the largest voting block ALREADY??

The premise for vote manipulation has been embedded



http://thenationonlineng.net/2019-lagos-kano-dominate-number-of-registered-voters/
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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Ayoswit(f): 3:36pm On Jan 08
Amina should take up another role cos she would never bite the finger that fed her. Apc should know that the world is watching and should be careful of heating up the polity of this great nation.

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by amalab30(m): 3:36pm On Jan 08
So is she related to HIM?
Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Nathdoug(m): 3:37pm On Jan 08
WAIT OO THIS NEXT LEVEL BUHARI OS TALKING ABOUT SELF
WHAT LEVEL ARE WE EVEN?
CHAI
INSTEAD OF BUHARI TO WIN LET RAPTURE JUST TAKE PLACE PLEASE I BEG GOD

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Passionate888: 3:37pm On Jan 08
Buhari the fraud

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Stalwert: 3:38pm On Jan 08
A card carrying member of pdp was once an inec commissioner but that awon conflict of interest did not care

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by dejsmiles(m): 3:38pm On Jan 08
We hear you.
Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by shachris02: 3:38pm On Jan 08
Alepa:


Bla bla bla

Sai FoolHari til 2993 grin

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Afamed: 3:38pm On Jan 08
Gbam another PDP lie bursted

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by aolawale025: 3:38pm On Jan 08
The lady should excuse herself from that committee
Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Afamed: 3:40pm On Jan 08
aolawale025:
The lady should excuse herself from that committee
On which account, kindly enlighten us?

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by musa234(m): 3:40pm On Jan 08
KingOfAllIgbos:
cheesy

I support APC because they are the lesser evil, slightly better than PDP....

But PMB's nepotism can be a PhD thesis.

Even if you wan rig as everyone does, do it with finesse nah grin

Simply publicly terminate Zakari's appointment and put an yibow guy there. Those ones will sell Biafra for a song.

Voila! 2nd term tongue
Apc and Pdp are the same.

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by sureheaven(m): 3:40pm On Jan 08
I implore this amiable woman to not succumb to pressure and resign. shocked

Those who want to die should die.

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by musa234(m): 3:41pm On Jan 08
I think this lady should resign from the position for peace to reign. Is she the only one who can handle such a sensible position in this country?
Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by KingOfAllIgbos: 3:41pm On Jan 08
musa234:
Apc and Pdp are the same.

Yes. Both useless ...i agree

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by idrismodel: 3:42pm On Jan 08
People continue to say Buhari is not corrupt, he is an honest man, it is the people around him that are corrupt, blablabla...
But I want to ask a simple question IS JONATHAN CORRUPT?
Even if they both share the fact that people around them are corrupt, but we now beginning to see from the fact of this write up that Jonathan is more honest than Buhari.
We should also begin to correct our beliefs that Jonathan was clueless because we can also see that he meant well for this country if not for all the propaganda of Mr lie M

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by helinues: 3:42pm On Jan 08
Ok
Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Afamed: 3:43pm On Jan 08
musa234:
I think this lady should resign from the position for peace to reign. Is she the only one who can handle such a sensible position in this country?
She should resign just to satisfy PDP? Or on which account do you want her to resign?

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by 9gerian: 3:44pm On Jan 08
May God bless GEJ for his sincerity and desire to do things right!

SweetJoystick:
I helped el-Rufai submit Amina Zakari’s CV to Presidency – Odumakin
Published
January 8, 2019
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja

Afenifere Spokesman and activist, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, says contrary to reports, it was Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and not President Muhammadu Buhari that recommended Amina Zakari as a nominee for an appointment at the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Odumakin, who was a guest on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday, said the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, as part of reforms at INEC, had called on Civil Society Organisations to recommend someone who could take a position as a national commissioner at INEC.


Odumakin said el-Rufai told him of Zakari, who had worked under him as a Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

He said he collected Zakari’s curriculum vitae from el-Rufai and handed it over to the late Oronto Douglas, who was the Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Research, Documentation, and Strategy.

Odumakin and el-Rufai were among prominent figures who fought against the cabal which controlled the late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s government when he was incapacitated.


Both Odumakin and el-Rufai later became members of the Buhari/Tunde Bakare campaign team when Buhari was running for President on the platform of the CPC in 2011.

The activist said, “I have read of accounts where it was stated that President Buhari nominated her. It was not the President. It was the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, who nominated her. When Jonathan came in 2010, his aide, the late Oronto Douglas, who was my brother and friend, approached the CSOs who were in the forefront of the fight to remove the cabal and he said his boss (Jonathan) had taken a decision to guarantee free and fair elections.

“He said he (Jonathan) does not want to know those who will be in INEC and therefore, he wants recommendations of credible Nigerians who could be in INEC. So, when Jonathan says he never knew Jega before his becoming INEC chairman, he was right.

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“So, they were headhunting for credible people and that is why you have people like Prof. Jega, Lai Olurode, and the rest of them coming as independent people nominated. But in the case of Amina Zakari, when that committee was working, we did not even know (anyone from) North-West and then Nasir el-Rufai also came to be part of the anti-Yar’adua cabal movement and was part of the process and he said there was this woman that worked with him as health secretary when he was the FCT minister.

“He said she was very savvy and he spoke very well of her. He said she was abroad so it took about two or three days to get her CV which I collected from him and gave to Oronto Douglas. So, beyond seeing her name on paper, Jonathan did not know who she was.”

Odumakin said the very fact that Zakari was nominated by el-Rufai had created a conflict of interest and it was only proper for her to step down.

“Check the records where she has been alleged to have played some roles, you always see el-Rufai being somewhere in a corner. So, we cannot have this woman. In fact, if there is honour, the best thing is for her to resign. She was nominated by el-Rufai,” Odumakin said.

The Afenifere spokesman said contrary to claims by the Presidency, Zakari was also a niece to Buhari.

He said Zakari’s father was married to Buhari’s sister thereby making her father Buhari’s brother-in-law.

Odumakin added, “It is unfortunate that even our Presidency is lexically challenged to the point that they don’t know the definition of a niece. A niece, according to the Oxford dictionary, you don’t even need to go to the advanced level, is your brother or sister’s daughter or your brother-in-law or sister-in-law’s daughter. So how can you say she is not his niece?”

https://punchng.com/i-helped-el-rufai-submit-amina-zakaris-cv-to-presidency-odumakin/

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Re: I Helped El-rufai Submit Amina Zakari’s CV To Presidency – Odumakin by Dandsome: 3:46pm On Jan 08
Hell rufai is part of the cabal na. Member of the kitchen cabinet who wants Bubu the puppet to be there while they perpetrate their evil dids

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