Connect with us

Politics

SocialMediaTrends: Nigerians drag Buhari govt as Senate screens Lauretta Onochie for INEC post

Published

on

Nigerians on social media have taken a swipe at the Senate for screening Lauretta Onochie, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, for appointment as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The exercise was chaired by the Senate Committee on INEC despite widespread criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Civil Society Groups and others against the choice of Onochie.

Other nominees for the position include, Kunle Ajayi, Seidu Ahmed and Mohammed Sani.

Speaking during her screening on Thursday, Onochie disclosed that she was not a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as opposed to reports by the media.

She noted that she withdrew her membership in 2019, immediately after Buhari began his second term in office.

She however challenged anybody to come out to show evidence of her participating in party politics since 2019.

Nigerians are bitter with the President and are wondering what he intends to achieve by appointing his Personal Assistant as a member of the nation’s electoral umpire.

Read Also: SocialMediaTrends: Nigerians react to ruling on Adeosun certificate saga, Davido’s tribute to Obama DMW

Many raised their voices against the development, noting the implications of Onochie’s appointment on the country’s electoral process…

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

If you are motivated and passionate about building a global society, founded on justice, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability and superior knowledge, kindly consider donating to Ripples Nigeria’s solutions journalism.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations