Senate Rejects Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination As INEC Commissioner

The leadership of the Senate has asked the presidency to reconsider the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission representing the South-South, reports.

The Senate on Wednesday evening sent a memo to the presidency on the request to confirm Onochie as an INEC commissioner.

According to source in the National Assembly, the Senate enumerated reasons it cannot confirm Onochie , including that her nomination is unconstitutional considering her position as a card carrying member of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress.

Several Nigerians had reacted to Onochie’s appointment insisting that she is not qualified to be an election umpire .


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