Senate Begins Screening Of Lauretta Onochie, Others As INEC Commissioners

Lauretta Onochie
Buhari's media aide Lauretta Onochie
President Buhari of the Federal Government of Nigerian has nominated his Special Assistant, Social Media, Lauretta Onochie alongside 5 others as INEC Commissioners and the Nigerian Senate has reportedly begun the screening and confirmation of same.
Recall that the President had in October 2020 forwarded Lauretta Onochie’s name as a National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to the Senate for Screening and subsequent confirmation.Lauretta OnochieThe President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan today Wednesday then forwarded 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.
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This move was sequel to the Executive Communication read by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, APC, Kebbi North that the Senate do consider the request of President Muhammadu Buhari on the confirmation of the Nominations of the following persons for Appointment as Commissioners of INEC in accordance with Paragraph 14 Part 1(F) of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as Amended.OnochieTRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Twitter Ban: The Bigger Picture Is The Internet Being Controlled – Tacha
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