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President Buhari Controversially Appoints His Aide, Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner

President Buhari Controversially Appoints His Aide, Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner (Updated: 2 years ago)


With reports reaching us, the NIgerian president, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onichie, as an electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission representing Delta State.

The president also went ahead to appoint Mohammed Sani (Katsina), Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti), and Seidu Ahmed (Jigawa) as electoral commissioners.

This was contained in a letter he sent to the Senate, seeking confirmation of their appointment.

The letter was read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday. Mr Buhari said the appointment is pursuant to paragraph 14 of part 1f of the first schedule of the 1999 constitution

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