PDP Party Chairman, Secondus Leads Protesters To National Assembly Over Nomination Of Buhari’s Aide As Electoral Commissioner

Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday led a protest to the National Assembly, Abuja over the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission representing the South-South.

Onochie was nominated as an INEC commissioner by President Muhammadu Buhari in October 2020.

PDP Party Chairman, Secondus Leads Protesters To National Assembly Over Nomination Of Buhari's Aide As Electoral Commissioner 2

Eight months after her nomination, Ahmad Lawan, Senate President, requested the Committee on INEC to begin the screening course of.

The protesters who stormed the National Assembly on Wednesday urged the lawmakers to reject Onochie.

Secondus claimed her nomination goes opposite to the provisions of the structure, which prohibits nomination of partisan folks for the workplace.

“We are here protesting today to make the final point of total rejection of Lauretta Onochie, that she must be totally rejected by the Senate and National Assembly, she’s partisan.

“We don’t need INEC to be polluted. If she’s cleared, then she will be representing one party called APC (All Progressives Congress) and that can cause a lot of problems for our country,” the PDP chairman mentioned.

Onochie is understood for utilizing her social media platforms to precise her loyalty to the ruling APC and has been uncovered to hawk propaganda and misinformation. 

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PDP Party Chairman, Secondus Leads Protesters To National Assembly Over Nomination Of Buhari's Aide As Electoral Commissioner

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