INEC: Senate minority group chides Buhari over Onochie’s nomination



The Senate Minority group said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), defied the nation’s constitution with the appointment of his media aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The members of opposition in the senate asked Buhari to withdraw Onochie’s nomination. This was made available by a letter signed by the leader of the opposition.

They noted that Buhari, by nominating Onochie, “has willfully gone against the constitution that he swore to uphold.”

Section of the statement read, “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 call on Mr President to withdraw it.”

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