PDP oppose Lauretta Onochie’s appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioner

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Lauretta Onochie

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has opposed the appointment of an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Recall that President Buhari had in the last quarter of 2020 appointed Onochie as an INEC Commissioner.

Magic FM reported that Senate President Ahmad Lawan asked the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to screen President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie and five other nominees as INEC commissioners.

But the Peoples Democratic Party has again kicked against Onochie’s appointment as INEC REC and the latest directive on her screening by the Senate.

This is according to a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP.

Ologbondiyan described Lawan’s desperation to appoint Onochie into INEC through the backdoor as an act of rebellion to the 1999 constitution as well as impudence to the sensibilities of Nigerians, which he said must never be allowed to stand.