Senate Rejects Buhari’s Aide, Onochie’s As INEC Commissioner

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Nigerian Senate has rejected Lauretta Onochie’s confirmation as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The decision was taken on Tuesday.

Onochie’s non-confirmation followed the report by the Senate Committee on (INEC), Senator Kabir Gaya who said her nomination breaches Federal Character principles.

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Kabir Gaya cited Section 14 (1) 3 of the Constitution, stating that somebody was already a Commissioner from her zone, and the law remains clear about that.

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