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Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie is not qualified to be an INEC commissioner – Femi Falana

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Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana has condemned the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria described Onochie as an “unrepentant member” of the ruling party and one who has “consistently attacked members of other political parties.

 

Falana also pointed out that one of the criteria provided in the Constitution to determine who is fit for the position is that nominated persons must not be partisan.

 

The statement reads in full;

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MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO BE INEC COMMISSIONERS

In view of the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari to fill some vacancies in the Independent National Electoral Commission it has become pertinent to draw the attention of the Council of State and the Senate to the following provisions of the Constitution:

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1. In appointing the members of the INEC the President is required to consult with the Council of State pursuant to section 154 (3) of the Constitution;

2. Paragraph B of Part 1 of the 3rd Schedule to the Constitution provides that “The Council of State shall have power to advise the President in the exercise of his powers with respect to (iv) the Independent National Electoral Commission including the appointment of the members of the Commission.

3. Pursuant to section 154 (1) of the Constitution, the appointment of the members of the Independent National Electoral Commission shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate;

4. Paragraph 14 of Part 1 of the Third Schedule to the Constitution as amended by Section 30, Act No 1 of 2010, a member of the Independent National Electoral Commission “shall be non-partisan”.

From the foregoing, it is crystal clear that a card-carrying member of a registered political party or a well known supporter of a particular political party is constitutionally disqualified from the membership of the Independent National Electoral Commission. As an unrepentant member of the ruling party Mrs Loretta Onochie has consistently attacked members of other political parties. To that extent, she is partisan and therefore not qualified to be a member of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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”I can’t” – Gov Sanwo-Olu replies IG user who asked him to summarize President Buhari’s speech

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Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that he cannot summarize the speech President Buhari gave on Thursday night, October 22, regarding the endsars protest.

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The President spoke to Nigerians last night for the first time since the EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu had an interaction with some of his followers on Instagram where he responded to their comments and questions. See their exchange below.

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Governor Wike imposes 24-hour curfew in some parts of Rivers state

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Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a 24-hour curfew in some parts of Rivers state.

 

The entire Oyigbo local government area, Mile 1, Mile 2, Emenike, Ikowu and Iloaubuchi areas of Port Harcourt local government, as well as Oil Mill area of Obio-Akpor local government are the areas affected by the curfew.

 

In a statement issued by Governor Wike’s media aide Kelvin Ebiri, it was gathered that the curfew will be effective from 6:30 p.m on Wednesday, October 21.

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Wike who directed security agencies to enforce the curfew, said the government will not allow troublemakers take laws into their hands and use the current situation to create a state of panic and insecurity.

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The statement read;

 

“A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Mile 1, Mile 2, Emenike, Ikokwu and Iloaubuchi areas of Port Harcourt from 6.30 p.m. today 21st October 2020.

“A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area from 6.30 p.m. today, 21st October 2020; a 24-hour curfew has also been imposed on Oil mill area in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area” while directing security agencies to enforce the curfew accordingly.

“We urge all citizens to remain vigilant and report all suspicious characters to the security agencies for immediate action. Let me appeal to our youths not to allow themselves to be used to roll-back the peace we are enjoying in the State under any pretext”

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Senate Minority Caucus rejects Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie’s nomination as INEC Commissioner

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The Senate Minority Caucus has rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as National Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

In a statement released by the lawmakers, President Buhari was accused of “willfully going against the constitution” as his Special Assistant on social media is allegedly a card-carrying party member.

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Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe urged Buhari to withdraw Onochie’s nomination as it is against the constitution he swore to uphold.

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The statement read;

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“President Buhari by nominating Loretta Onochie has willfully gone against the constitution that he swore to uphold.

“Item F, paragraph 14 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) forbids a card carrying member of a political party to be a member of INEC.

“The Minority Caucus of the Senate is against this nomination and calls on Mr President to withdraw it.”

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