The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday staged a protest at the National Assembly against the nomination of an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Recall that shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Onochie as an INEC Commissioner, Senate President Ahmad Lawan asked the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nominees as INEC commissioners.
The nomination was received with heavy criticisms as some Nigerians said a partisan individual like Onochie should not be an electoral umpire.
”If she is cleared she will be representing one party, APC and that can cause a lot of problems for our country.
”We urge the NASS to reject her. It is important that the country must know that in a crisis situation like this what we need from Mr President is free and fair elections.
”We don’t want the Anambra election and that of 2023 to be rigged. She is a specialist in manipulation.”
Also speaking, Abaribe, who calmed the protesters, assured that justice will be done.
”I can reassure you that justice will be done,” he said.