Senate Minority Caucus rejects Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie’s nomination as INEC Commissioner

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The Senate Minority Caucus has rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as National Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

In a statement released by the lawmakers, President Buhari was accused of “willfully going against the constitution” as his Special Assistant on social media is allegedly a card-carrying party member. 

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe urged Buhari to withdraw Onochie’s nomination as it is against the constitution he swore to uphold. 

The statement read; 

“President Buhari by nominating Loretta Onochie has willfully gone against the constitution that he swore to uphold.

“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.

“The Minority Caucus of the Senate is against this nomination and calls on Mr President to withdraw it.”


  1. You come across a person that you don’t know and they change your whole life but its your decision on if its going to make it better or worse.Grant her dersires.

  2. When you look at a person, any person, remember that everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has give her boldness to seek for a new offices as INEC COMMISIONER.Nobody can judge.

  3. President buhari is just doing as novice in ruling the country, we have many competent and well experience people that can handle that position but because they didn’t belong to his party he didn’t have the trust in them. May God have mercy on Nigeria.

  4. President muhammadu buhari is so selfish, how can he introduced his APC member as INEC commissioner, do you think we are stupid? The did not even worth it at all, buhari must be very stupid for introduced Loretta.

  5. Can Nigeria move forward with the way Nigeria president is piloting the affairs of the country? Why lauretta onuchi upon all the people that are well experience in Nigeria. I’m wondering how president is doing like this. Don’t we have any other person?

  6. Government of nowadays is padi padi and if didn’t belong to their party no matter how you were well educated, experience and recognize you won’t get a dime. Best of luck.

  7. Abeg o dear Mr. President please remember you took an oat to abide by the Law, so what are you trying to do
    now but if in case you have forgotten please check
    the Nigeria Constitution book as amended in 1999.

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