Transparency and Integrity

10/14/2020

Lauretta Onochie Rejected As INEC Commissioner By Senate Minority Camp

 



Senate Minority Camp Rejects Lauretta Onochie's Nomination Citing her as a card-carrying party member.


The nomination of Lauretta Onochie the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media as INEC National Commissioner has been rejected by minority camp of the Nigerian Senate.


The senate minority leader Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe in a statement described President Buhari as " willfully going against the constitution, " and further asked Buhari to withdraw Onochie's nomination.


He said,




 “ President Buhari by nominating Loretta Onochie has willfully gone against the constitution that he swore to uphold.


“ Item F, paragraph 14 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) forbids a card carrying member of a political party to be a member of INEC.


“ The Minority Caucus of the Senate is against this nomination and calls on Mr President to withdraw it.”

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