BREAKING: Senate screens Lauretta Onochie, others as INEC Commissioners
Lawmakers of the National Assembly have commenced the screening of Lauretta Onochie and other candidates nominated for National Commissioners appointment.
The Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the process on Thursday after President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Onochie for the job.
The nomination was met with stiff criticism from concerned citizens who claim that Onochie, a Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, is a card carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Among the critics are members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties, as well as civil society organisations and lawmakers.
They insist that her membership in a political party does not qualify her for the position.
More details will follow…