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Senate Minority Caucus Rejects Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination As INEC Commissioner

Senate Minority caucus rejects nomination of Buhari’s aide as INEC Commissioner

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Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of his media aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Abaribe, who represents Abia South, described the nomination as a violation of the Constitution.

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He said the minority caucus of the Senate is against the nomination and called on Buhari to withdraw it.

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“President Buhari, by nominating Lauretta Onochie has willfully gone against the Constitution that he swore to uphold.

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“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.

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“The Minority Caucus of the Senate is against this nomination and call on Mr President to withdraw it,” Abaribe said in a terse statement in Abuja.

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