Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has on Thursday inaugurated an advisory committee for the 2019 general elections.
The advisory committee is headed by Air Vice Marshall Ahmed Tijani, Muazu while the 2019 National Collation Center Committee is headed by Amina Zakari.
By her new appointment, Zakari will be responsible for announcing the results of the presidential election.
The ex INEC Director of Operations, Who is a native from Daura, Katsina State, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown was last year move to Health and Welfare arm of the Commission, following public complain.
In a speech during the inauguration, INEC Chairman, Mr. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed that the committee will be responsible for the collation of results.
Yakubu said the committee will operate from the International Conference Centre in Abuja, where results of the Presidential election will be announced.
“It will serve as the secretariat for collation of results and venue for briefing of international observers and the media,” he noted.
While, reacting to the announcement, a former Director of strategy/Communication under former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Jackson Ude in a tweet wrote, “Buhari’s sister in INEC, Amina Zakari, who was removed as Director of Operations and moved to Health and Welfare, has now been made Director, National Collation.”