Following myriads of criticisms and arguments from opposition’s political parties after her appointment as head of election collation centre for INEC, Mrs. Amina Zakari has now responded.
Presidency yesterday refuted the allegation and noted that Buhari and Zakari do not share a family relationship.
In a statement disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Presidency averred that “An inter-marriage occurred in their extended families, so the imputation of blood relationship between the President and the electoral commissioner is a simple lie”.
Suffixing on Presidency postulations, Zagari in an interview with BBC News Igbo distanced herself from the niggling allegation that she is bloodily related to Buhari.
Her words, “I am not his niece, I am not his cousin. I was appointed on this same particular job by Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010. Prior to that I was appointed an A.S to former president Olusegun Obasanjo, and I did my job perfectly”.