APC tasks new INEC boss on electoral reforms

The National Woman Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, has urged the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari, to initiate reforms in order to improve Nigeria’s electoral process.
Aliyu said this in an interview in Abuja, on Sunday. She said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation for choosing Mrs. Zakari.
According to Aliyu, with Zakari’s appointment, President Buhari has demonstrated his commitment towards an affirmation action.
Aliyu said, “I urge Mrs. Zakari to be a worthy women ambassador, embodying honour and integrity in executing the functions of her exalted office.
“In keeping with the emerging trend in some African countries, like Ghana and Sierra Leon, I am strengthened by the conviction that she will rise to the challenge thrust on her shoulders. And as a resourceful electoral administrator, initiate visionary electoral reforms that would make our electoral process more credible and transparent.”
Aliyu also noted that it was now clear that the President Buhari-led APC administration will run a female-gender friendly government.
The national woman leader said she was encouraged by the prospect because, according to her, it reinforced her conviction that President Buhari will accord due pride of place to women of proven competence and capacity in his government.
She observed that, like an African adage says, “The weather in the morning is symptomatic of what the rest of the day will be.”
Aliyu, however, appealed that the administration should build upon this solid foundation it has laid so as to give women the opportunity to participate actively in nation building.
She expressed confidence that the female folk would reciprocate the salutary disposition of the President by ensuring that in whatever capacity they were called upon to serve, they would discharge such a responsibility with a deep sense of commitment, diligence, dedication, integrity and love of the country.

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