On Thursday the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced that the party would reject any election conducted by the Acting Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari.
Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, stated: “It will be very difficult to accept any result of the election conducted by Amina Zakari. It will be difficult for the PDP to accept result of election if we lose under Zakari.”
The PDP describes the acting political power as “draconian and authoritarian rule by the present government.”
Metuh said that during the visit to the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute in Abuja.
The secretary stated that Amina Zakari was a daughter to Buhari.
Metuh said: “We have INEC and the idea is that people heading it should be above board, but the present ruling party has appointed the ‘daughter’ of the President to head the position.There is nowhere in the world where such has happened, a person who has a relationship with the President.I am drawing the attention of the IRI to this. Buhari has appointed his ‘daughter’ as INEC chairman; we believe there will not be fairness.”
Reacting, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated: “Under our law, elections are not invalidated just because one of the 29 political parties has refused to recognise a commission properly constituted by the law.If the PDP says it won’t recognise the head of the commission, who was even appointed into the commission by the PDP government, we can only wish it well.”