Senate screens Onochie for INEC job despite protest from opposition


The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has begun the screening of Lauretta Onochie as one of the National Commissioners of INEC.

This comes despite protests from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and civil society groups.

Onochie arrived at the Senate wing of the National Assembly about 11 am; accompanied by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Babajide Omoworare.

She was immediately ushered into the office of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabri Gaya.

The nomination of Onochie, who currently serves as Senior Special Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, has provoked serious public outcry with the Peoples Democratic Party, kicking against her nomination.

The PDP said Onochie is a card-carrying member of the ruling All Progressives Congress; and by virtue of her political affiliation with the APC, she is not fit and proper to be appointed as an election officer.

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