"Since you've nominated Lauretta, allow other parties to send one nominee each" - Shehu tells Buhari
Former senator, Shehu Sani has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow other political parties in Nigeria to send one nominee each to INEC for appointment as commissioners following his nomination of Lauretta Onochie. (Shehu Sani) Recall that President Buhari had sent Lauretta Onochie and other 5 people to the National Assembly for screening to be appointed INEC Commissioners.
Former Senator of the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani has moved against the decision of the National Assembly to start the screening of Buhari's aide, Lauretta Onochie as new INEC Commissioner. Shehu Sani. Eight months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ms Lauretta Onochie as INEC resident Electoral Commissioner to represent Niger Delta.
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Eight months ago, in October last year, President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded the name of Lauretta Onochie to the Nigerian Senate as one of the nominees for the position of national electoral commissioner with the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). As to be expected, the President's action met with widespread condemnation and vehement opposition from a cross section of Nigerians of all walks of life, including members of the National Assembly, rights activists, opposition politicians, and the ordinary citizens on the streets.
Former Senator Ben Murray-Bruce of Bayelsa State has kicked against the appointment of an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Buhari had in the last quarter of 2020 appointed Onochie as an INEC Commissioner.
President Buhari had On October 2020, nominated Ms. Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner; however, due to complains and protests by many Nigerians who accused Ms. Onochie of partisanship and unsuitable for the position, her nomination was stepped down by the senate. She was accused of being a member of a political party that is contrary to the position of the constitution of the country.
If Lauretta Onochie Becomes INEC Commissioner, Then Expect Garba Shehu As INEC Chairman-Aisha Yesufu
A well known human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has once again spoken. Aisha Yesufu is one woman who always speaks out when there is a need for her to do so. According to a tweet she made earlier today, she made it known that allowing Lauretta Onochie, who is also a presidential aide to become an INEC Commissioner is very wrong.
Former Kaduna central senator, Alhaji Shehu Sani has broken silence over the screening of Lauretta Onochie as the National Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). After 8 months of being on the waiting list, Lauretta Onochie and five others have been summoned by the Nigerian Senate for screening for the post of National Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
Amid the recent development report reaching our desk about how the senate house is set to screen and clear the media aide to the president, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner, an influential Nigerian activist, Mrs. Aisha Yesufu has come out to join Nigerians to say no to the issue.
About an hour ago after "Daily Post Nigeria" took to its Twitter handle to report that the Senate has screen Buhari's aide Lauretta Onochie and others as INEC commissioners, the popular female activists Aisha Yesufu decided to put up a video to condemn such decision. According to her "Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is as wrong as wrong can be.
The nomination of President Buhari's aide as INEC Commissioner has generated a lot of controversies from Nigerians. Babajide Kolade-Otitoju on the Thursday edition of Journalist Hangout said that the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is unconstitutional. The ace journalist while analysing the legality of the nomination by the President said that Buhari did not follow the constitution and the laid down rules that is needed to nominate an INEC commissioner.
According to recent information we obtained from a verified news source, the Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has come out to criticize the recent nomination of President Buhari's aide, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie for screening so that she can become a member of the INEC commission who would be representing Delta state.
A Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie has once again spoken. Lauretta Onochie is one woman who always speaks out without any fear or favour and she is also a strong supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC led government. According to a recent post she made on her Facebook page, she revealed that a popular microblogging site, twitter has reached out to the Nigerian government for dialogue and negotiation.
The Senate president in the person of Mr. Ahmad Lawan, asked the committee on Wednesday to screen for confirmation, the appointments of the Special Assistant, Social Media to president Muhammad Buhari, Ms Lauretta Onochie and five others as INEC Commissioners. This development came as a result of the list sent to the senate for screening eight months ago by the president, Major General Muhammad Buhari (retired).
Senator Shehu Sani has joined some Nigerians to kick against the appointment of Lauretta Onochie as the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner. Information has it that President Muhammadu Buhari has concluded plans of appointing his Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie as one of INEC Commissioners.
It has been reported that the senate is embarking on the confirmation of the appointment of Ms. Lauretta Onochie as a Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This action was met with opposition from the people as many were against her nomination in the first place.
"Twitter has reached out to us for dialogue, What agenda should we set for them?" - Lauretta Onochie
Joe Igbokwe the spokesperson of All Progressive Congress(APC) Lagos chapter has taken to his verified facebook profile , to share the statement of the special assistant to the president on social media Lauretta Onochie. About the micro blogging site 'twitter's reach out to them for dialogue and negotiations'.
The Senate has began the process of screening and confirming Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's Special Assistant on Social Media, as a National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Senator Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President, presented the names of Onochie and five other Federal Commissioners to the Senate Committee on INEC, which is chaired by Senator Kabiru Gaya of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano South.
Several Nigerians have continued to share their thoughts regarding the appointment of Lauretta Onochie as the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Information going around has it that the presidential aide is set to be confirmed as the National Commissioner of INEC. (Lauretta Onochie)
Mrs Lauretta Onochie who is an Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that negotiations will soon commence between the Authorities of the Social Network, Twitter and the Federal Government of Nigeria as the Social Media giant has reached out to the Nigerian leaders to dialogue over the Suspension imposed on them.