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Fayose urges Buhari to sack INEC boss

10 August 2015, 13:19

Ado Ekiti - Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Zakari, reports Punch.

Fayose noted that Zakari’s appointment is unknown to the 1999 Constitution.

Also read: PDP rejects Zakari as acting Chairman of INEC

He stated that the Constitution (as amended), which established INEC and other Federal Executive bodies, did not make any provision for the appointment of acting Chairman.

Fayose in a statement issued on his behalf by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the most honourable thing for President Buhari to do was to rescind the unlawful appointment of Zakari as INEC acting Chairperson.

Fayose added that Buhari appointment of Zakari, who he claimed is the President’s in-law, poses danger to democracy.

The governor stated  that her further stay in office is a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.

Read more at Punch.

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