Buhari to confirm Amina Zakari as INEC boss

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari.

Buhari appointed Zakari as the acting chairman of the electoral body on June 30.

Punch reports that Buhari is undeterred by the resistance and stiff opposition to her appointment by several Nigerians, case in point, the Peoples Democratic Party.

A source privy to developments regarding Zakari’s appointment revealed to Punch Newspapers, that the President had made up his mind to confirm Zakari’s appointment as opposed to looking for another candidate.

The source, who spoke anonymously, said Zakari’s appointment would be confirmed soon enough, to give her ample time to oversee preparations for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

Furthermore, the source was quoted to have said that the federal government would appoint national commissioners into INEC after sorting out the appointment of substantive chairman.

“It is almost certain that the President will soon confirm Mrs. Zakari’s appointment. She may be named the substantive chairman of INEC soon. The President does not seem to be interested in shopping for a chairman from outside the commission”.

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