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Buhari in a fix over new INEC chairman

21 September 2015, 10:37

Abuja -  President Muhammadu Buhari is in a fix over what to do with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the absence of a substantive leadership barely two months to two governorship elections due to hold in Bayelsa and Kogi States, reports New Telegraph.

Buhari is torn between exploring new options and retaining Amina Zakari as the INEC Chairman with all the controversies her appointment had generated.

Also read: PDP rejects Zakari as acting Chairman of INEC

Zakari’s continued stay in INEC is not only creating tension in the system but raising credibility questions on President Buhari’s avowed commitment to his change mantra which implies that things must be done right at all times.

Buhari had appointed Zakari as the acting Chairman of the commission in contravention of the laid down rules and procedures.

By the rules and precedents of INEC, none of the national commissioners whose tenures have elapsed should still remain in the system.

Zakari’s tenure expired since July 31.

Buhari has begun shopping for a substantive Chairman to replace Zakari after realizing that her appointment cannot stand serious legal and moral scrutiny.

Read more at New Telegraph.

- News 24


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