Lawan-Led Senate’ll Be Worst In Nigeria’s History If Onochie Is Confirmed For INEC Job – Ozekhome

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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome, has said that the present Senate led by Ahmad Lawan will be the worst in Nigeria’s history if President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie, is confirmed for the job of National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ozekhome said that Onochie’s nomination for the INEC job was faulty because of her affiliation with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and being a diehard devotee of the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

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Ozekhome said, “Have they ever read the constitution? Do they know the meaning of the word ‘independent’ attached to our electoral umpire? What would you expect from such a rabidly partisan woman other than outright and unbridled rigging of any elections she presides over or is involved in?

“She is simply a direct participant and beneficiary in any such elections. No one has been known to fail himself or herself in an examination in which such a person is student, invigilator, marker, examiner and marks awarder.”

Ozekhome, however, said he would not be surprised if, despite widespread criticisms, the Senate goes ahead to confirm Onochie for the job.

The senior lawyer argued that by confirming Onochie, the Ahmad Lawan-led Senate would only be reinforcing itself as “arguably the worst in Nigeria’s legislative history since the golden days of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe,  Dr. Nwafor Orizu and the Eighth National Assembly.”

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