Mrs Amina Zakari, accused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied that she is a relation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to ChannelsTV, Zakari made a formal reaction to the allegation in an interview with the BBC on Saturday.
The Chairman of the INEC Committee on Collation Centre for the general elections, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is my President as [he is] everybody else’s President.
“He is not my cousin, he is not my uncle as is being claimed.
“I have done my job conscientiously over the years as a patriotic citizen of Nigeria.
“I don’t think I should be distracted now that elections are coming forward. I will continue doing my work. I will continue serving my country to the best of my ability with the best of intentions.”
“I have been on this job since 2010 and this same President lost an election and the people that complained have worked closely with me. They have not in any way accused me of any wrongdoing over the years and I have done my work diligently.
“I was in charge of political party monitoring for four years – from 2010 to 2014. There was not a single scandal to my name and nobody can claim to have paid me or asked me to do anything wrong. And if they have, I would love them to come forward and prove it to the nation and to the world at large because this is getting into a global dimension.
“I don’t think I should worry about this because I am one single person out of 16,000 staff, of about a million ad hoc staff that will run the election. I can’t see how I can get powers to influence an election as a single individual.”