The Senate may reject Lauretta Onochie’s appointment to the INEC.

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There are signs that the Senate may not confirm President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Ms. Lauretta Onochie, as a Delta State National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Onochie’s nomination is one of the Senate’s top priorities as it prepares to go on Sallah break and its yearly holiday.

A senator who talked anonymously to The Nation about Onochie’s nomination and other issues expressed scepticism that she would be confirmed.

When told that it appeared the Senate had made up its mind to clear Onochie for the INEC job, he disagreed, saying: “Never mind all the stories they (the media) are writing. I doubt it.”

Onochie, who was nominated as one of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Commissioners by President Muhammadu Buhari, has been accused of lying under oath.

The Delta-born politician appeared before the Senator Kabir Gaya-led Committee on INEC on Thursday for screening.

Onochie, who is also Buhari’s aide on Social Media, and has a plethora of petitions against her nomination, told the panel that she had experience from her former place of work in the United Kingdom where she learnt to be liberal and non-partisan.


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