The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC of sabotaging the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) operations using Amina Zakari.
In a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP claimed Amina Zakari alongside other commissioners were used to sabotage the electoral commission’s operations.
The party stated that Buhari opted for the option because he wanted a staggering election where he can use security operatives to subvert the will of the people.
The statement reads: “Nigerians will recall that the PDP had vehemently protested the continued retention of President Muhammadu Buhari’s relation, Mrs Amina Zakari, in INEC. We have been reliably informed that the same Amina Zakari and another high-ranking INEC commissioner played a pivotal role in assisting the APC and Buhari Presidency in sabotaging the operations of INEC and scuttling the February 16 elections.
“The reason for this is that President Buhari is determined to have a staggered election where he can use security agencies to subvert the will of the people at the polls.
“These APC elements in INEC engineered actions that affected the distribution and delivery of INEC sensitive materials to designated locations, thereby frustrating the electoral process.
“We also have details of how a hired a team of data hackers corrupted the voters’ register, with a view to causing mass confusion and voters suppression on the election day.
“Nigerians would have been shocked that many registered voters in possession of their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) would have arrived their polling centres on election day, only to discover to their amazement that their names have disappeared from the register in their units.
“Intelligence available to us further details how agents of the Buhari Presidency infiltrated the distribution system and ensured that sensitive election materials do not arrive at the designated locations, with the views to stall elections in several states and pave way for a staggered election.
“This is in addition to deliberate swapping of sensitive election materials between different states and local governments so as to muddle up the process and stall election in affected areas. In some states like Edo, sensitive election materials did not arrive at their designated points on APC interruption.”