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Zakari to continue as acting INEC chairman

22 July 2015, 15:35

Abuja - The acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Zakari, is to continue to act in that capacity until a substantive Chairman is appointed for the commission, reports Vanguard.

Zakari tenure as a National Commissioner in the commission ended on Tuesday.

Justifying her continued stay in office, the commission said the letter issued to her as acting Chairman of the commission supersedes that of her appointment as a National Commissioner.

Also read: Buhari commended for appointing first female INEC chairman

Nick Dazang, INEC’s Deputy Director of Publicity, said there was no ambiguity over the position of Zakari in INEC having been named the acting Chairman of the commission by the President.

He stated that Zakari did not need to leave at the end of her tenure as a National Commissioner but would continue to oversee the affairs of the commission pending the appointment of a substantive Chairman by government. -

There has been anxiety in the commission over the status of Zakari following the end of her tenure in the commission on Tuesday.

President Mohammudu Buhari had at the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Chairman of the commission, Professor Atahiru Jega, named Zakari as the acting Chairman.

Read more at Vanguard.

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