The Senate has rejected Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Onochie’s rejection was following the consideration of the report of the Committee on INEC, chaired by Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano).
The Senate also suspended the approval of Professor Sani Mohammed Adam till further legislative action.
The panel recommended Onochie’s disqualification as INEC National Commissioner because her nomination is in violation of Section 14 (3) of the 1999 Constitution on the Principle of Federal Character.
The committee noted that there is currently a serving commissioner from Delta state, where Onochie hails from.