One of the founders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister of State for Education under President Goodluck Jonathan, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi says Amina Zakari, the acting head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will never be made permanent.
“I can confirm to you that Amina Zakari will never be chairperson of INEC,” said Kenneth in an interview with Vanguard.
“A government’s business cannot be left in a vacuum. When the last chairman was leaving, somebody necessarily must take over in an acting capacity. What we have is a transition to a different government.
“In a country where the President is inundated with many criminals, he has to take his time to appoint the right person for an important agency as INEC.
“But I can assure you that Buhari is too sensible to make Amina the substantive INEC chairperson no matter how competent she is. The history of Nigeria has made it that the President and the INEC chair always come from different regions. Amina is only bidding time in INEC. She will go when Buhari finds a competent person,” Gbagi said.
The lawyer told Vanguard that he can never be seriously involved in politics again. “It destroyed all my businesses,” he said.
“I can play an advisory role. I can play roles that are not directly opposed to my successes, my business successes in life. I don’t think I want to be involved I am too old now. At 53, I should bow out.”
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