The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is in big crisis as the Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu and the Director of Health and Welfare, Amina Bala Zakari are now at war.
Insiders squealed to us that, Amina Zakari is very angry with the chairman for deploying her from Director of Operations to Director of Health and Welfare since October, 2018.
Insiders added that Amina Zakari had been at loggerheads with Yakubu over her posting which had kept her out of the spotlight and has relegated her to the background…
“There is serious tension in INEC, as we speak, between Prof. Yakubu and Amina Zakari. In fact, both of them don’t see eyeball to eyeball. Zakari, given her connection to the presidency, is more or less the most influential INEC official but Prof. Yakubu has been trying to assert his authority since assuming office.”
“There has been serious pressure on the INEC chairman to reverse the decision and return Zakari to Operations, but he has stood his ground. Right now, INEC is polarized into two factions, with one loyal to Prof. Yakubu and the other loyal to Zakari.”