Lauretta Onochie: Jega Opposes Buhari’s Aide As INEC Commissioner

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Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has faulted the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as an INEC commissioner by President Muhammadu Buhari.

VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the senate screened Onochie, who currently serves as a social media aide to Buhari, despite criticism and opposition from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a host of other Nigerians.

According to Jega who spoke while featuring on Sunday Politics, a current affairs programme on Channels Television, on Sunday night, Buhari should replace Onochie with another female from her state.

Jega said, “This kind of controversy is really avoidable. Any person who generated such a controversy; the appointing authorities should be careful because you don’t want to appoint anybody that can raise suspicions or doubts or can lead to a loss of trust of the electoral management body.”

Onochie had on Thursday during her screening by the Senate Committee on INEC, said she left the APC since 2019.

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