by Kayode Sesan | Breaking Times
Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party said on Thursday that it would reject any election conducted by the Acting Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari.
The rejection, it said, would only be limited to areas where the opposition party loses.
The PDP also called on the international community to caution President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress over what it described as draconian and authoritarian rule by the present government.
National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, said these when he paid a courtesy visit to National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute in Abuja.
According to reports, the visit by Metuh was connected to the planned visit of Buhari to United States of America on Sunday.
Speaking during the visits, Metuh alleged that the INEC acting Chairman was a ‘daughter’ to Buhari and as such, would not be fair in the discharge of her responsibility as the nation’s electoral umpire.
Zakari was appointed into the commission about five years ago as a national commissioner by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Jonathan, who was the presidential candidate of the PDP, was defeated by Buhari of the APC in the March 28 election.
Metuh said, “We have INEC and the idea is that people heading it should be above board, but the present ruling party has appointed the ‘daughter’ of the President to head the position.
“There is no where in the world where such has happened, a person who has a relationship with the President.
“I am drawing the attention of the IRI to this. Buhari has appointed his ‘daughter’ as INEC Chairman, we believe there will not be fairness.
“It will be very difficult to accept any result of the election conducted by Amina Zakari. It will be difficult for PDP to accept result of election if we lose under Zakari.”