Mike Igini, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, has said that Amina Zakari is no longer in charge of electoral operations and logistics at the Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC).
Speaking on Channels Television, Igini called for an end to criticism and complaints targeted at Zakari, following the postponement of the general elections on account of logistic challenges.
“I want to appeal to Nigerians that, this time, let us not just be name-calling without fact-checking some of the things people talk about. Amina Zakari is no longer the Chairperson of electoral operations.
“The person in charge of electoral operations today is Professor (Okechukwu) Ibeanu,” Igini said.
He also claimed that the issues concerning arrangements for NYSC members, and the welfare of ad hoc staff fell under him.
Mrs Zakari, who is the Chairman of the INEC Committee on Collation Centre for the general elections, has been the subject of controversy before now, with the opposition alleging that she is related to President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an interview last month, she insisted she was not related to the President and argued that she has always done her job professionally.