KOKO’S 2020 Woman of the Year, Aisha Yesufu has objected the screening and confirmation of President Buhari’s Special Assistant, Social Media, Lauretta Onochie as the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Recall that the Nigerian Senate had begun the screening and confirmation process today, Wednesday, 20th June as the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan forwarded Lauretta Onochie’s name and five others’ as Federal Commissioners to Senator Kabiru Gaya, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano South led Senate Committee on INEC, giving the committee two weeks to carry out legislative action on the list and give a report at Plenary.Reacting via social media, the Nigerian activist and businesswoman put out a video, stating that Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is as wrong as wrong can be as she is an APC member. According to her, if this is allowed by the Senate, then Garba Shehu should be expected to be the INEC chairman. Slamming the Buhari/Osinbajo’s administration as usual, Aisha Yesufu said the leadership can go as low as cane be. “Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is as wrong as wrong can be. She is APC member. If this is allowed then expect Garba Shehu as INEC chairman”, she captioned the video.
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“This is a lady that is very partisan, an APC member, not just an APC member, she is a PA to the President on new media”, she continued in the video. “The senate has rejected her before and now it is time for the senate to reject her again. The opposition party in the national assembly should oppose this even if members of the ruling party want to install their own. This is not the way things are going to be done”, she said further in the video. If she gets into office, next thing, we can have someone like Garba Shehu appointed as INEC chairman”, she said.
Laureta Onochie as INEC Commissioner is as wrong as wrong can be. She is APC member. If this is allowed then expect Garba Shehu as INEC chairman
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— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) June 9, 2021