Just In: Senate Rejects Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner Nominee

The Senate on Tuesday, rejected the confirmation of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the INEC.

Chairman of the Committee, Kabiru Gaya, in his report said Onochie did not satisfy the provisions of the Federal Character Principles.

The Senate at the committee of the whole subsequently voted against her nomination.

She was not rejected based on her supposed membership of the APC but on the principle of Federal character. Lauretta is from Delta State and the senate committee in its report said Mrs May Abamuche is also from Delta State.

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