INEC Job: Buhari replaces Lauretta Onochie | Dailytrust

INEC Job: Buhari replaces Lauretta Onochie

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Malam Mohammed Haruna (Niger, North Central) and Mrs May Agbamuche Mbu (Delta, South South) as National Commissioners of Independent National Electoral Commission. 

He reappointed Mbu to replace his earlier nomination of Lauretta Onochie who was rejected by the Senate.

Buhari also nominated Ukeagu Kenneth Nnamdi (Abia – South East), Major General A. B. Alkali (rtd) – (Adamawa, North East), Engr. (Prof.) Rhoda H. Gumus (Bayelsa – South-South), Mr. Sam Olumekan (Ondo – South West) as National Commissioners of INEC and Olaniyi Olaleye Ijalaye (Ondo – South West) as Resident Electoral Commissioner.

Buhari, in a letter dated December 10, 2021 and addressed to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, requested the Senate to confirm the nominees. 

The nomination of Lauretta Onochie, Special Assistant to the president on New Media, as a Commissioner of INEC in October 2020, had elicited outrage, with many opposition politicians and civil society groups calling for her rejection on the grounds that she was too partisan to serve in a sensitive institution. 

She had also been accused of being a card-carrying member of All Progressives Congress; a claim she denied during her screening. Her nomination was rejected in July based on federal character principle. 

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410