On Thursday 8th July 2021, Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s special assistant on social media, said she is not partisan.
The presidential aide stated this in opening remarks during her screening as INEC national commissioner nominee by the Senate Committee on INEC.
She said, “I’ve no partisanship in my blood. I have seen many petitions against my nomination not only from the PDP but also from some APC members.
“I’m not partisan. They know. It is about the law. No one has any reason to fear for my nomination as INEC commissioner representing Delta. As far as I’m concerned, I’m madam due process.
That’s why all the attacks. I follow due process, I follow the law.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had, on October 12, nominated Onochie (Delta), Professor Muhammad Sani Kallah (Katsina), Professor Kunle Cornelius Ajayi (Ekiti), Saidu Babura Ahmad (Jigawa), Prof. Sani Muhammad Adam (north central), and Dr. Baba Bila (northeast) as national commissioners of INEC.
The opposition lawmakers and civil society groups had noted that a partisan person should not be a commissioner in an important institution like INEC.
Recall that PDP leaders staged a peaceful protest at the National Assembly to demand the rejection of Onochie.
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