Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has said his piece about the possibility of Buhari appointing Zakari as the Permanent boss of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, an outcome the SAN is not too comfortable with.
He said, “The Constitution only allows for a substantive chairman of INEC, never an acting one. Whether or not Mrs. Zakari is PMB’s (Buhari’s) in-law, the fact that her bona fides for the job, her credibility, impartiality and independence in handling the job have been vigorously questioned are sufficient reasons for her to resign honourably, or get sacked by PMB.
“What helped Jega at the most critical of times was the general public perception that he was not compromised. The doubts already raised about Mrs. Zakari can never make her deliver credible, free, fair and acceptable elections.
“She had better saved the nation another round of unnecessary tension and recriminations. We have already had too much of that, in tons. She will be morally challenged and ethically unstable in effecting credible deliverables.”