Withdraw Lauretta Onochie’s nomination immediately – Tambuwal

Condemnations over the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for South South has continued, with Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal,demanding for an immediate withdrawal of her nomination by President Buhari.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari named Onochie and a few others in the nomination he sent to the Senate during the week for confirmation.

The development generated a lot of negative reactions,with many Nigerians kicking against the appointment.

Governor Tambuwal said Buhari should withdraw Onochie, who also serves as one of his aides.

Tambuwal made the demand while speaking at the swearing-in of members of the State Independent Electoral Commission at the Government House on Wednesday.

Tambuwal said “the withdrawal is in the best interest of the country’s electoral system.”

He noted that Buhari’s choice of “Onochie is not right for the country’s democracy as the nominee is a well-known partisan individual.”

The Sokoto Governor further demanded that the upper legislative chamber should “reject her nomination if President Buhari fails to withdraw her nomination.”

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, had on Tuesday, kicked against the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, re

The Situation Room which is a coalition of 70 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country, maintained that the 1999 Constitution, as amended, forbade the appointment of a partisan politician as a member of INEC.

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Written by Andrew Odoe
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