Sunday, 6 January 2019

Nigeria's Buhari related to electoral commissioner by marriage

Nigeria's Buhari related to electoral commissioner by marriage

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari and a recently appointed electoral commissioner are only related through marriage in their extended families, rather than by blood as alleged by the opposition.

The People’s Democratic Party on Thursday accused Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission of plotting to rig the election with the appointment of Amina Zakari, whom the party said is Buhari’s niece.

“President Buhari and Commissioner Amina Zakari don’t share a family relationship,” a spokesperson for the president tweeted on Friday.

“An inter-marriage occurred in their extended families, so the imputation of blood relationship between the President and the electoral commissioner is a simple lie,” he added.

Nigeria will hold presidential elections on February 16.

Elections in Africa’s most populous nation have for years been marred by allegations of irregularities including vote rigging, voter intimidation, cronyism and violence.
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