Senate defies public outcry, screens Onochie as INEC Commissioner

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The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the screening of the nominees of the President Muhammadu Buhari including his Special Assistant on Social Media, Ms Lauretta Onochie as national commissioners of the electoral umpire. They are already waiting around the Senate for screening.

Onochie arrived at the Senate wing of the National Assembly about 11 am; accompanied by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Babajide Omoworare.

She was immediately ushered into the office of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabri Gaya.

Onochie is currently waiting for her turn to be screened by the Senate panel.

The nomination of Onochie, who currently serves as Senior Special Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, has provoked serious public outcry with the Peoples Democratic Party, kicking against her nomination.

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