Nigerians on Twitter are reacting over the rejection of Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the senate.
See reactions below:
Very commendable of @NGRSenate to reject the appointment of Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner. Thank you for saving this Nation the embarrassment and potential damage to our democracy.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) July 13, 2021
If we had kept quiet, they would have confirmed Lauretta Onochie.
Hope you got the point:
— Ayemojubar (@4thArmOfGovt) July 13, 2021
Thank you @iamHSDickson and other members of the committee for preserving our democracy.
Lauretta Onochie has been rejected as INEC Commissioner 🕺🏽🕺🏽💰💰
— $Hydra 🏳️🌈 (@TheBriDen) July 13, 2021
BREAKING: The Senate has rejected Lauretta Onochie as an INEC commissioner.
Lawan knew Lauretta Onochie won't cross but they don't want to quickly tell her she's a use-an-dump.
Of all rewards, impossible INEC is where Buhari is choosing for the Southern BMC. dog chop dog
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) July 13, 2021
Lauretta Onochie has been officially rejected as INEC Commissioner, this is a huge win for everyone involved.
— Sammy Desh (@Deshysmalls) July 13, 2021
It is very important to note that Lauretta Onochie’s nomination was disallowed by the senate on the basis of federal character principles and not because of her partisan status. This is as much a loss as it is a win for us. I will not be celebrating it.
— ULOMA (@ulxma) July 13, 2021
Shameless & partisan Lauretta Onochie rejected by the Senate. All hope is not lost after all. Our shouting is always important.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) July 13, 2021
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.
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) July 13, 2021
The Presidency should never have nominated someone like Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the first place. Good the Senate bowed to sensible pressure and rejected her nomination.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé, FHEA (@OgbeniDipo) July 13, 2021