Appointing Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is wrong – Aisha


Popular critic and activist, Aisha Yesufu has condemned the Senate’s move to confirm Lauretta Onochie, a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media, as a commissioner of the Independent national electoral commission, INEC.

POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported on Wednesday that Senate president, Ahmed Lawan has sent the names of Onochie and 5 others to the Senate committee on INEC headed by Sen. Kabiru Gaya for screening and possible confirmation.

Reacting via Social media, Aisha stated; “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”.

She continued; “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”, she said.

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