The Senate has rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC.
Chairman of the Committee, Kabiru Gaya, in his report, said Onochie did not satisfy the provisions of the Federal Character Principles, hence the committee of the whole subsequently voted against her nomination.
According to him, the Committee received several petitions against the nominations of Lauretta Onochie and Professor Sani Adam, adding that the petitions against Onochie were against the backdrop of her involvement in politics and alleged membership of a political party.
In his remarks, the senate president Ahmed Lawan had put Onochie’s nomination into a voice vote, where the lawmakers collectively rejected her.
Recall that the presidential aide Onochie had during her screening for the appointment on the floor of the senate said she had stopped involving herself in political matters after the 2019 general elections.
However, the Senate confirmed five other nominees following the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on INEC.
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