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Senate bows, rejects Onochie’s nomination after intensive pressure

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The Nigerian Senate has rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner following intensive pressure from civil societies.

The Senate said that rejection of the presidential aide was based on Federal Character Principle as the Senate said that she is from Delta State, the same as the other INEC Commissioner, May Agbamuche, who is the Chairman, Legal Services, INEC.

The resolution of the Senate follows the consideration of Senator Kabiru Gaya-led Senate Committee on INEC.

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