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Aisha Condemns Appointment Of Onochie As INEC Commissioner



Aisha Condemns Appointment Of Onochie As INEC Commissioner

Popular activist, Aisha Yesufu has condemned the appointment of a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Naija News had earlier reported that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, directed the Committee on INEC to screen Onochie and five others as INEC commissioners.

The Senate took this decision on Wednesday eight months after the president sent the list of the nominees to the Senate for screening.

It was gathered that the protests by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the red chamber hindered the process of the screening.

PDP also condemned the idea of making Onochie a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress as an INEC Commissioner to represent Delta State on the board of the commission.

Reacting to the appointment via her Twitter page on Wednesday, Aisha wrote: “Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is as wrong as wrong can be. She is APC member. If this is allowed then expect Garba Shehu as INEC chairman.

“This is a lady that is very partisan, an APC member, not just an APC member, she is a PA to the President on new media”

“The senate has rejected her before and now it is time for the senate to reject her again. The opposition party in the national assembly should oppose this even if members of the ruling party want to install their own. This is not the way things are going to be done”.

“If she gets into office, next thing, we can have someone like Garba Shehu appointed as INEC chairman.”