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Buhari may confirm Zakari as INEC boss

20 August 2015, 13:07

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari may soon confirm the appointment of the acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Zakari as the substantive Chairman of the commission, reports Punch

Buhari decided to confirm Zakari’s appointment instead of shopping for another Chairman for INEC.

Her appointment is expected to be announced soon to enable her oversee preparations for the governorship elections holding in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

Also read: PDP rejects Zakari as acting Chairman of INEC

Zakari’s confirmation is expected to pave the way for the appointment of other national commissioners.

Buhari had on June 30 appointed Zakari as the acting Chairman following the expiration of tenure of the former Chairman of the commission, Attahiru Jega.

Until her appointment, Zakari was a National Commissioner at INEC.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the appointment of Zakari as the acting head of the commission.

Read more at Punch

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