INEC: Situation Room asks Senate not to confirm Onochie

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has asked the Senate not to confirm the nomination of the President’s Special Adviser on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing the South South.

The Senate, on Wednesday, asked its Committee on INEC to screen Onochie and five others, eight months after Buhari forwarded a request to the parliament to confirm the nominees.

But reacting to her nomination, the Convener of the Situation Room, Ene Obi, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday said “Onochie is not qualified because she’s a political appointee and staff of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.”

Obi added that Onochie’s “utterances, statements, demeanour and carriage had always conveyed and communicated political bias and partisanship in support of the ruling party, APC.

She added that “while we do not criticise her loyalty to her party, we highlight that these traits are not suited for the position of a non-partisan agency.

Popular

spot_img

More from author

APC Convention: North Central Adopts Mustapha As Chairmanship Candidate 

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North Central geopolitical zone have adopted  Mallam Saliu Mustapha as the zone’s unity candidate for...

GAGE Awards calls for 2022 Nomination, Ready To Reward Tech Innovators

In line with its total commitment to recognise and award brands, corporates and individuals who have distinguished themselves in using digital innovations and technology...

Businessman, petrol attendant shot dead in Ondo

Two persons, a businessman and the owner of a petrol station, were reportedly shot dead by some men suspected to be terrorists at Okeluse...

Court issues fresh warrant for Diezani’s arrest

A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an arrest warrant against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, over corruption allegations. Justice Bolaji...