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Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by DinoMelaye(m): 4:44pm On Jan 20
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, has called on Amina Zakari, the newly appointed head of election collation centre for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections, to step aside as the nation elects its leaders next month.

The appointment of Mrs Zakari has drawn condemnation from Nigerians including the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). She is said to be related to President Muhammadu Buhari, who seeks a second term in office on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

The former president who supported the incumbent president during the 2015 general election has parted ways with the Nigerian leader. Obasanjo accused Buhari of incompetence, nepotism among others.

Although the presidency has denied the claim that the INEC official is related to the president by blood, calls for her to step down continues to rent the air.

The latest is from Mr Obasanjo who had described himself as an alarm raiser. He said the lady, having being related to the president by marriage, should step aside as she could not be trusted.

“Amina Zakari has become too controversial a figure to be able to give assurance of free, fair and credible election for INEC,” the former president said on Sunday in an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action.”

“President Buhari and her family have declared that there is no blood relationship but there is relationship through marriage and that is more than enough for the good lady to step aside.

“A judge does not sit in judgement over a case once he or she becomes a cause for controversy or one side in the case has strongly objected to the judge.

“Madam Amina Zakari should, in honour, stay out and not be seen as a source of contamination of the election. Otherwise, it will be difficulty to deny the rumour that she is being assigned to Collation Centre for one duty only – to write out figures that are not results of the voting in the field on fake results sheets without water mark or on genuine results sheets which she will have access to as a Commissioner,” Obasanjo said.

While passing a vote of no confidence on the electoral body, the former president said it’s never to late to make amends.

“Amina Zakari is not the only Commissioner that can be in the Collation Centre. Let the INEC Chairman act boldly and impartially and prove his absolute neutrality and responsiveness to contribute to make the election peacefully free, fair and credible. His integrity needs to be transparently demonstrated,” he said.

“We should remember that there had been reports of INEC sponsored rigging in the past, and also with INEC officials through collation and with officials being put in party coordinators’ dresses and working for the political party favoured by INEC and also putting the dresses of other parties on INEC-favoured parties and police uniforms on INEC-favoured parties to rig all the elections for the favoured party. Like all of us, INEC knows all these and it should devise means to make sure they do not happen. But will they? One way will be to only allow card readers to be means of authenticating voters and where there is no such authentication, it should mean no voting.

“The second is to use only identity cards with watermarks issued by INEC itself to party officials only for identification of political party coordinators, officials and agents and not political parties dresses or arm and wrist bands which anybody can wear for purposes of identification on election duty or function. Both the Presidency and the National Assembly must so far be commended for adequately providing funding as confirmed by INEC, and therefore funding cannot be an excuse for poor performance by INEC,” the elderstatesman said.

Source: https://politicstimesng.com/why-amina-zakari-should-resign-obasanjo/

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by DinoMelaye(m): 4:45pm On Jan 20
lalasticlala
Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Abfinest007(m): 4:48pm On Jan 20
atiku is a workover then stay neutral let see if atiku will not grind u

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Sunmolar(m): 5:10pm On Jan 20
DinoMelaye:


Source: https://politicstimesng.com/why-amina-zakari-should-resign-obasanjo/

The PDP cyborg should resign?

don't you have the code,password & magic wand to deactivate it?

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by lwise(m): 5:52pm On Jan 20
She should just resign

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Timatayo1: 6:50pm On Jan 20
True talk from ebora owu

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Richdad50(m): 6:51pm On Jan 20
It is one thing to be physically aged as a ruler but to be mentally aged is catastrophic. Misjudgments and inefficiency are two things any underdeveloped country must not fraternize with if it must meet up with its goals. President. Buhari bears the traits of all these on him.

#Richdad

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by hisexcellency34: 6:51pm On Jan 20
Can Obasanjo force her to resign at gunpoint?

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Omeokachie: 6:51pm On Jan 20
Amina Zakari is a burden.

You don't send a cat on a fish delivery errand

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by NaijaMutant(f): 6:51pm On Jan 20
Obasanjo has started his offensive grin



This is the first step in eliminating the demented senile and geriatric dullard grin

Sit back for a rollercoaster ride grin grin grin

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Justbeingreal(m): 6:52pm On Jan 20
undecided

It's no news the signs are all over that APC is hell bent to rig the election.... We have serious ish at hand but we don't know it yet.....A man his family and members benefitting dubiously from his government that are ready to kill and die for power.... Nigerians either get a sniper or bring back the abacha solution treatment..... IF not we are in for a long ride..

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Lamb101: 6:52pm On Jan 20
We are in a Cold War already. Amina is Buhari's special force. He can't afford to give her up.

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by NaijaMutant(f): 6:52pm On Jan 20
Sunmolar:


The PDP cyborg should resign?

don't you have the code,password & magic wand to deactivate it?


Are you sane undecided

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Nobody: 6:52pm On Jan 20
Why I like the whites. If this was in Europe or the US, this woman would have resigned by now, atleast to protect her honor in the face of controversy and uproar. But this is Nigeria, resignation is a taboo.

In sane climes, politics isn't a do or die affair

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Nitah1: 6:52pm On Jan 20
DinoMelaye:


Source: https://politicstimesng.com/why-amina-zakari-should-resign-obasanjo/
Obj is a fool,he has outlived his political relevance.

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Humblezack: 6:52pm On Jan 20
Abfinest007:
atiku is a workover then stay neutral let see if atiku will not grind u

Atiku cannot win a Local government election in Nigeria.

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by freemanbubble: 6:52pm On Jan 20
Isokay
Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Mophasa(m): 6:53pm On Jan 20
We live in a banana republic

She will never resign angry

Telling Amina to resign is like asking Buhari to recite ABCD in the absence of Osinbajo grin

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by ademoladeji(m): 6:53pm On Jan 20
Dear Obasanjo,

You have zero moral obligation to talk about election in this country. You steered the affairs of this country negatively. You've done unforgivable things hence just shutdafvck.

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by jchioma: 6:53pm On Jan 20
That's if she has any modicum of shame.

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by helinues: 6:54pm On Jan 20
That I am 100% in support

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by MrThisandthat(m): 6:55pm On Jan 20
This blood sucking demon aka Obj is just constituting nuisance... Yes we don't want Buhari again, we also don't want Atiku either...

We are wiser now!

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Rebornhombre: 6:55pm On Jan 20
Hmmm
Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by magoo10(m): 6:56pm On Jan 20
Amina zakari should just resign to douse tensions.
Rigging for buhari will do her no good

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Muscomide: 6:56pm On Jan 20
Nitah1:
Obj is a fool,he has outlived his political relevance.

Oponu ni Baba e!

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by globalresource: 6:57pm On Jan 20
This is a fair call

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Printerscanner: 6:57pm On Jan 20
Obasanjo is mad. Goatluck Jonathan appointed Amina, so because her distance grand in-law is now president, she should resign. Give her World Bank job nah, then she will resign. You are all mad.

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Didi2d(m): 6:57pm On Jan 20
Obasanjo that wanted to play smart on Nigerians by going for third term is the talking. Some people no get shame o

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by smalls001: 6:59pm On Jan 20
Obasanjo should be ashamed.....He ruled this country for 8 years at the inception of democracy and he had every opportunity to put Nigeria's democracy in the right direction. He did not because of his own selfish interest (3rd term agenda) but rather he corrupted the system. That's where we have found ourselves today. Any other person can lament and raise alarms but not this OBJ of a person.

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by Dollabiz: 7:00pm On Jan 20
yes
Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by temmypotter(m): 7:03pm On Jan 20
Whilst, I believe her relations to Buhari might not exactly define her moral conduct as regards discharging her duties.

But The atmosphere is too tense and the issue to sensitive to even allow the tiniest bits of doubt creep into the system

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Re: Amina Zakari Should Resign – Obasanjo by deboysben(m): 7:04pm On Jan 20
She must go

Nice one from Baba

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