The call did not happen in 2010 but 2015, when GEJ was on his was out and was looking for Jega's replacement.....Can't say how she became an INEC commissioner. But hear what Chukwudi Iwuchukwu has to say about Amina Zakari, the INEC boss..... "In 2010, former president Good luck Jonathan rang the present President Muhammad Buhari and the reason for the call was this: The former wanted the latter to submit a candidate for the post of INEC commissioner.
Goodluck Jonathan was re-organising the INEC and he was bringing in Prof. Attahiru Jega, he reached out to Buhari and asked Buhari to nominate somebody from the North-West so that that person would be a national commissioner. Guess the name Buhari submitted? Amina Zakari who is his niece by virtue of being the daughter of his late sister. No be today Buhari start this nepotism thing but let's move on with the narrative. Of all the people in the North-West, Buhari decided to nominate his own niece, the daughter of his elder sister- Amina Zakari. Ever since APC came into power, they are using Amina Zakari to perpetuate fraud, evil and impunity in the land. When Amina Zakari was the acting INEC chairman, she allegedly gave the Commission's lawyers instructions to openly support APC at the tribunal. An aberration that has never happened before. My class mate at the Law school who handled one of the electoral dispute case rang me last year and was wondering how and why INEC lawyers were clearly partisan in a matter they were meant to be neutral.
According to him, In his presence in court, INEC lawyers were supporting APC and when he asked one of the counsels why they were behaving this way, he replied that it was what Madam told them to do and Madam in this case was Amina Zakari. Amina Zakari was the INEC official, APC allegedly used to upturn the election to their favour in Edo state. It was Amina Zakari that sent Journalists away from coalition center in Benin, she knew what she want to do and she accomplished it. This evening in Rivers state, Amina Zakari is working hard to make sure that APC carries the day in that state. If you are wondering why INEC has not declared the results, 48 hours after the election, you don't need to look far. Amina Zakari is working behind the scene to make sure everything goes according to script. I just got a call now from a highly placed source that Buhari's niece has fired all the Electoral officials that declared results in favour of PDP. INEC's credibility has gone down to all time low under this government and I still insist, it was not this bad in the past. I don't really understand, if you ask me but let me keep it at this.