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PDP Opposition party says Buhari’s appointment of INEC Chairman is suspicious

Buhari appointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu to head the electoral body on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it’s suspicious of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of a new Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman as it might be an attempt to ‘manipulate the system’.

Buhari appointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu to head the electoral body on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

The PDP made it comments on Thursday, 22, through its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.

“We in the PDP are happy that INEC has been reconstituted. We are happy that at long last, Mr. President has deemed it fit to do what he should have done many months ago,” Metuh said while speaking to Daily Independent.

“This trend of keeping things to the last minute or staying too long, we don't know maybe it is a political attempt to manipulate the system. On the appointment of the INEC chairman, we are still studying the appointment in relation to issues of moral standings especially if this government has different applications for PDP officers,” he added.

The PDP had earlier criticized Buhari for appointing former Chairman, Amina Zakari who the party described as the president’s ‘in-law.’

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