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CDD petitions National Assembly not to confirm Onochie as INEC commissioner

Lauretta Onochie

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged the Senate to reject the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The CDD director, Idayat Hassan, who made the call in a petition to the lawmakers, said the appointment of Onochie, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was unacceptable.

Hassan urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the nomination Onochie, who is also his special assistant on social media, to save INEC from ridicule within and outside the country.

President Buhari had written to the Senate in October 2020, seeking the confirmation of Onochie and others as INEC national commissioners.

The development led to protests, especially from civil society organisations (CSOs) and some opposition political parties.