Lauretta Onochie: Nigerians react to nomination of Buhari’s aide as INEC Commissioner

A cross-section of Nigerians has faulted the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari to call his aide, Lauretta Onochie as a Commissioner of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

Onochie who hails from Delta State was named alongside three others and for affirmation by the senate in keeping with the legal guidelines that arrange the electoral umpire.

A part of the letter was learn by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday on the plenary.

Nonetheless, Nigerians say the choice to nominate Onochie was too partisan, stressing that the Senate ought to cease her affirmation.

Reactions DAILY POST gathered from tweets reads:

@MatthewTPage: ”

Lauretta Onochie is likely one of the most partisan folks in Nigerian public life in the present day. Appointing a take-no-prisoners social gathering spokesperson to function a guardian of Nigeria’s non-partisan electoral fee is, in my opinion, totally negligent and might be extremely damaging.”

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@AbdulMahmud01: ”

Who is aware of the twitter deal with of the Minority Chief of the Senate, Sen Abaribe?

“Lauretta Onochie’s nomination MUST be blocked. It’s offensive and rattling partisan.”

@mrfestusogun: ”

The appointment of Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is unconstitutional, undemocratic and ridiculous. Part 14 of Half 1 of Third Schedule of the 1999 Structure gives that an individual to be appointed as INEC commissioner should be an individual of “unquestionable integrity”.

@bulamabukarti: ”

Appointing Lauretta Onochie to INEC is a contradiction in phrases. How’ll you nominate a staunch member of a political social gathering to a physique that’s imagined to be impartial and can make selections affecting her social gathering? The Senate ought to reject her and all others affiliated to a celebration.”

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@skin_herball: ”

If we don’t take away that lauretta onochie as inec commissioner, we are going to by no means be capable of elect a proper chief come 2023. They are going to rig this election.”

@ng(Affidavit): “Lauretta Onochie is just too partisan to be seen wherever close to the INEC, she ought to stay as Buhari’s SA, and even fired. In the meantime #SARMUSTEND.”

@Aisha_Yesufuu: ”

So even in the midst of a extreme Protest, Buhari nonetheless appointed Lauretta Onochie INEC commissioner? A lady whose utterances are unbecoming of a authorities aide is warming as much as be given new wings to fly wild. @MBuhari. You need to have carried out higher as a result of we’ve got higher heads!”

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