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Aisha, Fayose React to Lauretta Onochie’s Rejection by Senate

Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie


Nigerians have been congratulated after the Senate refused to confirm Lauretta Onochie as National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.


Recall that her rejection was made public by the Senate on Monday.


Onochie’s non-confirmation followed reports by Senator Kabir Gaya-led the Senate Committee on INEC, who said her nomination breached the Federal Character principles.


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.

“On rejection of Lauretta Onochie’s nomination as INEC Commissioner, I commend the Senate for listening to Nigerians,” Fayose tweeted.

“This portends great hope for democracy & I hope the NASS can go further by subjecting itself more to what represents the interest of Nigerians.

Congrats Nigerians!” He added.


Aisha Yesufu in her reaction said she believes President Muhammadu Buhari will find another reason to send Onochie to the Senate again.


She said, “This is the second time Lauretta Onochie @Laurestar has been rejected by the Senate! Wouldn’t put it past Buhari to send her name again.”


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