Senate Rejects Lauretta Onochie’s INEC Nomination

Senate Rejects Lauretta Onochie's INEC Nomination
Lauretta Onochie
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The Nigerian Senate yesterday rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following weeks of heated debates in the polity.

Africa Daily News, New York recalls that President Buhari had nominated her as a national commissioner last October, triggering a heavy criticism from the opposition and members of the civil society.

Onochie is a new media aide of President Buhari and a member of the All Progressives Congress.

Read Also: Why Onochie Cannot Be INEC Commissioner – CSOs

The Chairman of the committee that screened her and other nominees, Kabiru Gaya while presented a report to the senate plenary on Tuesday explained that the Committee rejected the nomination of Onochie because there is already a National Commissioner of INEC.

He was referring to Mrs May Agbamuche, who represents Delta State in the Commission.

The Senate also stepped down the nomination of Professor Sani Mohammad Adam (North Central) to allow for further legislative action.

President Muhammadu Buhari wrote the Senate in October 2020, to confirm her and three others as Commissioners of INEC.

Findings by Africa Daily News, New York showed that her nomination clearly flouted the rules governing appointment into INEC.

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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