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70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Doraty1(f): 8:27pm On Oct 13
The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, on Tuesday, kicked against the nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Ms Lauretta Onochie, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, representing the South-South.

The Situation Room which is a coalition of 70 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country, maintained that the 1999 Constitution, as amended, forbade the appointment of a partisan politician as a member of INEC.

Stressing that Ms Onochie is a known partisan supporter of President Buhari and his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the CSOs, in a statement that was signed by its Convener, Mr Clement Nwankwo, called for an immediate withdrawal of her nomination, insisting that it amounted to a major attempt at undermining efforts to build credibility for an improved electoral process in the country.

Aside from urging the Senate to reject Ms Onochie in the event that her nomination is not withdrawn by President Buhari, the CSOs, also demanded a probe of others that were also nominated as INEC Commissioners.

The statement read: “TTheNigeria Civil Society Situation Room is concerned about the nomination of Ms. Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Media as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing the South-South.

“Ms Onochie is a known partisan supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Item F, paragraph 14 of the third schedule of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) forbids a partisan politician as a member of INEC – a body charged under the Constitution to unbiasedly conduct of free and fair elections.

“Her nomination amounts to a major attempt at undermining efforts to build credibility for an improved electoral process in the country.

“Situation Room calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately withdraw her nomination. Should the President fail to withdraw this nomination the Nigerian Senate is hereby called upon to disregard her nomination without any consideration whatsoever.

“Situation Room is also calling on the Nigerian Senate to investigate all of the other nominations by the President especially as there are concerns that some of these nominations may have been by self-serving interests.

“It is important for Nigeria that the composition of INEC is transparently non-partisan and independent of partisan political manipulation”, it added.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/70-csos-reject-lauretta-onochies-appointment-as-inec-commissioner/amp/

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by AllOfUsAtManna(f): 8:28pm On Oct 13
every sane Nigeria must reject that prostitute bastard drunkard criminal

old smelly hag harlot

thunder scatter her there
thunder scatter Buhari Insha'Allah amin

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by protests: 8:29pm On Oct 13
#Rejected!

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Fahdiga(m): 8:29pm On Oct 13
The worst of Jonathan is the best of Buhari

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Dominion202: 8:30pm On Oct 13
Very funny
How can you pick your party member to be National Commissioner for Independent National Electoral Commission.
We no tell you say GMB na illiterate?
But you said you want change.
Oya make will dey enjoy am together.

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Golan007: 8:30pm On Oct 13
Just say PDP rejects it.

Absolutely nothing they can do about it.

She's not a card carrying member of any party but a professional who has carried out her service to the president meritoriously.

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But picking the issues one after the other, Sunday Vanguard discovered that the 1999 Constitution is part of the problem. For those accusing President Jonathan of appointing known partisan individuals to the board of INEC, Section 156 of that constitution says no persons shall be qualified to be appointed as a member of INEC if “he is not qualified or if he is disqualified for an election as a member of the House of Representatives†. (See Box on What The Constitution says).


To be a member of the House of Representatives, an individual must belong to a political party and, by extension and implication, to be a member of any of the executive bodies, the person – and in this case INEC – must belong to a political party. When this issue was first raised in 1999, the whimsical explanation even by lawyers then was that the qualification did not relate to membership of a political party but just qualification sans party membership.



https://www.vanguardngr.com/2010/06/inec-appointments-and-the-president-errs/amp/

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Yankee101: 8:31pm On Oct 13
Some people need to go to prison

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Tumbulum: 8:31pm On Oct 13
Who is advising president buhari in taking some of these actions? Why is it that he surrounded himself with so many brainless people who allow him to take actions that full of suspicion.
This woman can do anything that buhari command her to do even if means killing her own father. Saynotolauretta

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by azmanaty02: 8:36pm On Oct 13
Golan007:
Just say PDP rejects it.

Absolutely nothing they can do about it.

She's not a card carrying member of any party but a professional who has carried out her service to the president meritoriously.

Human beings dey talk, zombie too wan shuck mouth grin

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Cyberterror: 8:36pm On Oct 13
First of all, these CSOs are PDP sponsored. Second, the PDP don't have the numbers in the Senate to block her confirmation. Third, Lauretta Onochie is very qualified for that position as a lawyer. Fourth, she is not partisan as defined by the law they quoted because she is neither an elected official or someone who has contested an election on the platform of any political party.

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by blacknp(m): 8:43pm On Oct 13
Cyberterror:
First of all, these CSOs are PDP sponsored. Second, the PDP don't have the numbers in the Senate to block her confirmation. Third, Lauretta Onochie is very qualified for that position as a lawyer. Fourth, she is not partisan as defined by the law they quoted because she is neither an elected official or someone who has contested an election on the platform of any political party.
Let the Wailers keep wailing.

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Lagito23: 8:44pm On Oct 13
Funny people everywhere


Doraty1:
The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, on Tuesday, kicked against the nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Ms Lauretta Onochie, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, representing the South-South.

The Situation Room which is a coalition of 70 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country, maintained that the 1999 Constitution, as amended, forbade the appointment of a partisan politician as a member of INEC.

Stressing that Ms Onochie is a known partisan supporter of President Buhari and his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the CSOs, in a statement that was signed by its Convener, Mr Clement Nwankwo, called for an immediate withdrawal of her nomination, insisting that it amounted to a major attempt at undermining efforts to build credibility for an improved electoral process in the country.

Aside from urging the Senate to reject Ms Onochie in the event that her nomination is not withdrawn by President Buhari, the CSOs, also demanded a probe of others that were also nominated as INEC Commissioners.

The statement read: “TTheNigeria Civil Society Situation Room is concerned about the nomination of Ms. Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Media as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing the South-South.

“Ms Onochie is a known partisan supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Item F, paragraph 14 of the third schedule of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) forbids a partisan politician as a member of INEC – a body charged under the Constitution to unbiasedly conduct of free and fair elections.

“Her nomination amounts to a major attempt at undermining efforts to build credibility for an improved electoral process in the country.

“Situation Room calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately withdraw her nomination. Should the President fail to withdraw this nomination the Nigerian Senate is hereby called upon to disregard her nomination without any consideration whatsoever.

“Situation Room is also calling on the Nigerian Senate to investigate all of the other nominations by the President especially as there are concerns that some of these nominations may have been by self-serving interests.

“It is important for Nigeria that the composition of INEC is transparently non-partisan and independent of partisan political manipulation”, it added.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/70-csos-reject-lauretta-onochies-appointment-as-inec-commissioner/amp/
Lalasticlala
Mynd44

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Racoon(m): 8:49pm On Oct 13
#BUHARISTOPEXECUTIVEIMPUNITY.

#STOPLAURETTAONOCHIEASINECCOMISSIONER.

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Staro: 8:57pm On Oct 13
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Useless President
Foolish followers
.

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by omowolewa: 8:58pm On Oct 13
#OnochieNoFit

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Petersamuel8(m): 9:02pm On Oct 13
I don't think it is ideal for the president to make her inec commissioner, inec should be a neutral body

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by newharddrives(m): 9:02pm On Oct 13
Good... Nigerians are wiser now

Pls check my signature if you stay in ph
Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by sapientia(m): 9:02pm On Oct 13
Lawan

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by smile11s(m): 9:02pm On Oct 13
Good
Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Revere27: 9:03pm On Oct 13
undecided
Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Dominiqueismad: 9:03pm On Oct 13
Lol
Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by Racoon(m): 9:03pm On Oct 13
This is another height of Buhari's impunity and lawlessness

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by 247updated: 9:04pm On Oct 13
They have come again with same people, same bad attitude with a different name.

This time they are called SWAT �� #EndBadGovernanceinNIGERIA #DK #EndSARS
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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by m165: 9:04pm On Oct 13
AllOfUsAtManna:
every sane Nigeria must reject that prostitute bastard drunkard criminal

old smelly hag harlot

thunder scatter her there
thunder scatter Buhari Insha'Allah amin

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Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by bestman09(m): 9:04pm On Oct 13
Re: 70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner by brosom(m): 9:04pm On Oct 13
As long as she was appointed by the Dullard presido, nothing fit change.

#Endbubu.com

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