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Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by WorkTheTalk(m): 6:43am On Oct 14
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the Interim Chairman, Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), Mr Femi Falana, has faulted the appointment of Mrs Loretta Onochie as an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Commissioner.

Falana said Mrs Loretta Onochie is an unrepentant member of the ruling party and has consistently attacked members of other political parties as against the legal qualification for the appointment of a member of the commission. It would be recalled that Mrs Onochie is currently occupying the position of President Muhammed Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media.

The Senior Advocate made this known in a statement issued to Tribune Online , on Tuesday, in Lagos. He said that her appointment contravenes Paragraph 14 of Part 1 of the Third Schedule to the Constitution as amended by Section 30, Act No 1 of 2010.

“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.
“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,” he said.

While citing other sections of the constitution regarding the appointment of the INEC Commissioners, Falana said that it is within the purview of the Council of State to advise the President in the exercise of his powers with respect to the appointment of members to the commission. Femi further explained that the constitution also stipulated that the appointment shall be subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

“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 “Paragraph B of Part 1 of the 3rd Schedule to the Constitution provides that “The Council of State shall have the 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.

“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,” Femi stated.

https://tribuneonlineng.com/onochies-appointment-as-inec-commissioner-illegal-falana-tells-fg/

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Moferere: 6:47am On Oct 14
Buhari should replace that old witch.

I just dislike her face

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Hoojay(f): 6:48am On Oct 14
Legal or illegal o, i don't subscribe to the idea cheesy

O wrong nau! sad

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Ogbuu101: 6:49am On Oct 14
Falana,shut it.
You are among those who brought the calamity called Buhari upon us and emboldened him by vigorously defending him on his non existent certificate both in court and outside the courts. Now you are complaining about only one symptom of the disease while the main disease is Buhari.

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Nels55: 6:50am On Oct 14
More petrol to the fire , this is the approach of these leaders to the structural and institutional problems we have in this nation.

We are protesting against SARS but no one has asked how SARS turned bad..

The Nigeria police force is dominated by mostly Northerners who are not qualified to lead or stay in such organisation but due to who knows who we end up with lots of rotten eggs..


Right before our eyes , you're appointing this woman of all people to become INEC official..



WHERE IS OUR MORAL IN THIS NATION, even if your APC does that mean you don't have common sense ?


Will not blame BUHARI on this one as we all know he knows nothing , he's not on social media so doesn't know this woman is a fanatic supporter , will blame his office and PAs who wouldn't tell him the truth .



Even the so called woman lack content , why in the world will I root for a candidate and then want to be INEC? For the sake of my children and friends I need to save face but lo and behold she's determined to move into INEC .

Please is there no other appointment apart from INEC for this woman??


APC mumu supporters help me out..

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by gaius01(m): 6:50am On Oct 14
Arrrrrrrh


This the bounce back when your guarantor doesn't Understand what he's doing simply because he didn't go to school. grin grin

Am not surprise they bounce her, he thought it was NOI grin forgetting that NOI was logically, intellectually smart. grin

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by chatinent(m): 6:52am On Oct 14
embarassed
Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by capatainrambo: 6:57am On Oct 14
Buhari have proven repeatedly that he is inherently stupid.

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Freestainworld(m): 7:00am On Oct 14
I hate that woman more than this administration.

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by omowolewa: 7:02am On Oct 14
Okay
Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by yaki84: 7:06am On Oct 14
capatainrambo:
Buhari have proven repeatedly that he is inherently stupid.
He is a premium fool.

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Luckydubby7(m): 7:09am On Oct 14
Ogbuu101:
Falana,shut it.
You are among those who brought the calamity called Buhari upon us and emboldened him by vigorously defending him on his non existent certificate both in court and outside the courts. Now you are complaining about only one symptom of the disease while the main disease is Buhari.
.
Enough for this kind of statement everything.
Everybody can make mistake including you that is talking.

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Marine54(m): 7:18am On Oct 14
The most clueless president ever !

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Ogbuu101: 7:29am On Oct 14
Luckydubby7:
.
Enough for this kind of statement everything.
Everybody can make mistake including you that is talking.
Carefully go through Falana's statements you will see he is always trying to be clever by half.
Example,during the debacle of Sowore and Dasuki's detention against court orders,Falana continued to issue press statement blaming only DSS while it is well known that Buhari is the face behind the mask.
Buhari is still misbehaving b/c ppl of the caliber of Falana,Soyinka etc have refused to call him out directly.

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by MrColdsweat: 7:30am On Oct 14
Deltans, are you ready for another protest?

#replacelaurettaonochie.

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by okosodo: 7:30am On Oct 14
Buhari has done more damage than any president in Nigeria

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by dontro(m): 8:05am On Oct 14
Who cares.
Next please...
Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by holaralph(m): 8:05am On Oct 14
REMOVE ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH END SARS IN YOUR PHONES NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please don't ignore. Read through and warn your children.
Just as I left the hospital

Before I got to the intersection.

They pulled before us in a black Toyota Sienna.

Blocking us from moving further.

These men.

In black and blue jeans.

And black tight t-shirts.

Heavily armed.

Sunglasses as usual.

Climbed out of the vehicle.

My driver exhaled heavily.

"These people again."

Eight men.

Two moved toward the Taxify.

Gun raised.

Cocking their rifles as though they had caught some criminals.

I sat calmly.

If you are a young man who frequents Taxify or Uber in Lagos, you'd probably get used to that embarrassment.

I had nothing with me just my phone.

And the medication I had gotten from the hospital.

I was so weak.

Massive headache.

While they approached I asked my driver.

"Who are those guys?"

"Haaa. Bros, na SARS o."

I said.

"I thought they have banned these guys?"

He looked at me.

"For wia. Na today?"

I sighed.

The two approached one on each side of the car. I kept my hands in plain sight and made no sudden moves.

One of the men shouted at my driver.

"You no go wind down? Abi you want us to beg you?"

The Taxify driver quickly hit the window button as he screamed forcing a smile.

"Aaah officer of the law no vex, sir! I throw way salute."

The one who had shouted approached my window.

I was looking away.

He shouted.

"Oga, you no dey greet person abi you no see us?"

I slowly turned my head and looked at him.

"Officer, good afternoon, sir."

"Afternoon. Who are you?"

I was about to answer.

He shouted.

"Oga, come down?!"

One of his folks standing a few steps away shouted.

"Who be dis person wey no dey hear us? Na one of those protesters? Devil go welcome am for hell now if he be one of those protesters."

He cocked his gun and approached my Taxify.

It was a lonely road.

No onlookers.

A few cars passed by the other side of the lane.

I gently got down from the car.

I greeted again.

Both of them.

"Officers, good afternoon, sir."

My driver came out and said.

"Na my passenger! I pick am from that hospital down the road."

The one who had asked me who I am shouted at him.

"Shut up! Did we ask you anything? You dey mad? Your moda!"

Then he turned to me.

"Oga, who are you?"

"My name is Kyrian Chiemelie, sir."

"What do you do? Wetin dey your pocket?"

"I am a writer, sir."

"Journalist?"

"No, sir. Author, scriptwriter, filmmaker, sir."

"Oga, wetin dey your pocket?"

"My phone, sir."

"Bring it out."

I dug out my phone.

"Unlock it."

"Why?"

The other one shouted attracting the rest, pointing his gun at him.

"You are asking us questions? Are you stupid?"

I said.

"No, sir. But none of you has the right to search my phone. I didn't do anything wrong."

One shouted, running toward us.

"Who dey yarn that rubbish? Na one of the protesters? Shoot the modafuvker!"

The other one said.

"We never know na when we search him phone we go know."

The Taxify driver said to me.

"Please, unlock your phone. You know what is going on already."

The one pointing rifle at me shouted.

Eyes widened.

Dark lips.

Unsmiling face.

"Oga, unlock your phone for the last time!"

As I used my fingerprint he snatched my phone from me immediately.

Handed it to the last folk who approached us.

He seemed to be the leader.

He started to go through my phone as he said.

"What did you say you do again?"

"I am a filmmaker, sir."

"Actor?"

I shook my head.

"Basically writing."

He looked at me.

"You look tired."

I said.

"I just dey come back from the hospital. The one down there."

"Wetin dey do you? COVID-19?"

"No, sir. Na stress and little sickness. My doctor has given me some tablets, I will be fine in a couple of days."

As he scrolled through my phone the others watched.

Gun pointed up, down. A few at me.

I remained chilled.

He asked.

"And you are not one of the end SARS protesters."

I remained silent.

One of them moved toward me as though he wanted to hit me his rifle.

I dodged.

"Oga, dey ask you, you dey ignore am."

The man said.

"Leave am. Make I see end SARS pictures on his phone first and he is gone with the gun."

I was still silent.

A few minutes later.

One said to the one with my phone.

"Oga, did you see any pictures of end SARS on his phone?"

"I never see one."

I said.

"Sir, can I go, please? There is nothing on my phone."

He looked at me.

"Are you teaching us our job?"

"Not at all, sir. But there is nothing on my phone. My doctor said I should not stand too long."

Two laughed.

"You dey tell us na. We wey no get doctor make we die. We wey dey use chamist cure our infection and malaria."

I didn't say a word.

One of them approached me and showed me some images on his phone.

Dead bodies.

Fresh corpses of youth, both male and female.

Lying by the bush.

Blood gushing from bullet wounds.

I looked at him, in fear.

He said.

"Shey dem dey shout end SARS we no dey catch anybody again o. But na make we see pictures of end SARS for person phone the person is gone. Dis ones wey you dey see so na some of the protesters o. Shey dey don die like dis? Dey will keep dying."

One shouted at him.

"Why you dey tell am this thing? Why you dey leak our secret? Do you know who he is?"

"Shey he talk say na filmmaker? He won't do anything."

Goosebumps rushed over me.

In actuality of how these guys are killing in reckless abandon.

The one with my phone said.

"I no see anything for him phone. He is free to go."

He handed my phone back to me.

Then said.

I took my phone and said.

"Thank you."

As I headed back to the Taxify, a Lexus Jeep was approaching behind us.

They rushed immediately and flew it to stop.

The Taxify driver got in and we started to drive off.

While I looked behind, watching as they dragged five guys out of the car.

About three wore t-shirts.

Boldly written 'EndSARS'.

The Taxify turned right at the intersection and I couldn't see anymore.

He shouted.

"Ah. These people are in trouble."

But I heard it barely ten seconds later.

It was loud from a distance.

Pooo!

Pooo!!

Pooo!!!

Three gunshots.

These guys are evil, I repeat very evil, kindly delete anything that has to do with ''ENDSARS''in your phone ����

.

Ikeja

Kyrian Chiemelie Offor

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by PureGoldh(m): 8:05am On Oct 14
Many people no like dz woman oh

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by oluseyiforjesus(m): 8:05am On Oct 14
Even if buhari appoint himself as inec chairman APC won't enter come 2023
They are failed party

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by RichyAD(m): 8:06am On Oct 14
Buhari dey jonze grin
Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by ajebuter(f): 8:07am On Oct 14
How could Buhari and his advisers have come up with a candidate like Lauretta Onochie?

I mean, she is a known partisan Buhari supporter and she even does a bad job defending Buhari sef..

Even with her obvious state of psychosis, verbal assault on citizens, she is the only person deemed fit from the whole of Delta state to be appointed INEC Commissioner, a sensitive position that demands utmost non-partisanship..

What is this government thinking??

I swear, they dont rate us at all..

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Heavenschild: 8:07am On Oct 14
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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Royalfurnitures: 8:07am On Oct 14
They are appointing her for a purpose,..to do a hatchet job for them in 2023,

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Nobody: 8:07am On Oct 14
same way swearing in of BUHARI is illegal. Lol.
Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by Anneka101(f): 8:07am On Oct 14
#EndLauretta!!!!!! #Endswat #Sarsmustgo

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Re: Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner Illegal by kaylex1994(m): 8:07am On Oct 14
it's all part of the plan... just wanting to build an edge of support around himself so he's impregnable

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