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INEC Commissioner Job: Onochie Knows Fate On Monday

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Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie and five others nominated for appointment as national commissioners of Independent National Electoral Commission could know their fate on Monday.

Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie and five others nominated for appointment as national commissioners of Independent National Electoral Commission could know their fate on Monday.

It is reported by DAILY TRUST that the Senate panel screening them will submit its report to the plenary.

Onochie, Prof. Muhammad Sani Kallah, Prof. Kunle Cornelius Ajayi, Saidu Babura Ahmad, Prof. Sani Muhammad Adam, and Dr. Baba Bila were screened last Thursday by the Senate Committee on INEC nine months after President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded a request to the Red Chamber to confirm them.

Onochie’s nomination had sparked outrage from the opposition lawmakers and some from the All Progressives Congress and civil society groups, who argued that she was “too partisan” to be a commissioner in an important institution like INEC.

Others accused her of being a card-carrying member of the ruling APC.

But the presidential aide said she had stopped being a member of any political party since 2019.


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