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Senate Throws Out President Buhari’s Nomination Of APC Member And Presidential Aide, Lauretta Onochie, As INEC Commissioner

Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Thursday, indicates that the Leadership of the Senate has asked the Presidency to reconsider the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, a Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, and an active member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, representing the South-South.

It was learnt that the Leadership of the Senate, on Wednesday evening, sent a memo to the Presidency, on the request to confirm Onochie as an INEC Commissioner.

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

Recall, that several Nigerians had reacted to Onochie’s appointment by the President.

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