BUSTED: Document Confirms Buhari’s Aide, Onochie Lied To Senate She Was Not An All Progressives Congress Member

A doc has revealed that the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Commissioner appointee and President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie continues to be a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and equally taking part actively in get together politics.

Senator Kabir Gaya-led Senate Committee on INEC had on Thursday screened Onochie in consideration of her appointment as an INEC Commissioner.

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The screening, nonetheless, turned dramatic because it went stormy, dividing the panel on her membership of the ruling APC, suspecting that she could change into partisan in a job she is anticipated to be impartial and impartial.

The 62-year-old feminine politician claimed she schooled on the University of Calabar and the United Kingdom, having migrated there at a time.

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Onochie, who was the final to be screened among the many six nominees, acknowledged that there have been many petitions towards her, however mentioned she had expertise from her former workplace within the UK the place she learnt to be liberal and non-partisan.

But the panel raised considerations on the quite a few petitions by political events, Civil Society Organisations and people towards her, asking how she would mud herself of being partisan, given additionally that she is actively concerned in partisan politics.

In her response, Onochie disclosed that she was invited from the United Kingdom in 2014 to affix the APC and to work for Buhari.

She additionally added that for the reason that second election in 2019 that introduced President Muhammadu Buhari into workplace, she had resigned as a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress and likewise left lively politics.

She mentioned, “Distinguished members of the Committee, I am aware of the numerous petitions against me particularly on the current INEC Commissioner. The woman is from Delta State where I also come from, but she is married to a Cross River man and she is representing Cross River and not Delta.

“Since 2019 elections, I have removed myself from active politics and even in the ongoing APC membership drive, I didn’t register and currently, I am not a member of any political party.”

But checks by Daily Post from the affidavit she sworn on June 30, 2021, on the FCT High Court, Abuja confirmed that she stays a member of the APC and was an lively participant in a UK election the place she additionally contested.

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She equally disclosed her membership of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assist organisation.

Part of the affidavit learn: “That I am an educationist having served as Headmistress of Auntie Margaret International School, Calabar. I have also served as a lecturer at the Epping Forest College, Essex, United Kingdom.

“That I am also engaged in active politics and a member of the Neighborhood Watch and has also contested the Local Government elections under the Conservative party in the United Kingdom.

“I am also a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress and a volunteer at Buhari Support Organization.”

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Earlier, she had denied being a member of any political get together whereas responding to Senator Instifanus Gyang’s request for her to talk to the affidavit she personally submitted to the panel whereas she was making ready to attend the screening.

After her rationalization, the Committee grew to become uncomfortable, and when Senator Gyang prodded additional, Senator Lawal Gumau who sat subsequent to the Committee Chairman, interjected after he was whispered to by the Chairman.

A pointy disagreement was seen between the Peoples Democratic Party senators and people of the APC.

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BUSTED: Document Confirms Buhari’s Aide, Onochie Lied To Senate She Was Not An All Progressives Congress Member

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