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Lauretta Onochie: US told to prevail on Buhari against destroying INEC’s independence, integrity

Deji Adeyanju, convener of Involved Nigerian, has urged the US, US, to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to not destroy the integrity and independence of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC.

Adeyanju made the enchantment whereas condemning Buhari’s nomination of his aide, Lauretta Onochie as an INEC Commissioner.

The activist defined that Onochie’s nomination was unconstitutional and unlawful.

In a letter to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Adeyanju described Onochie as partisan and a staunch member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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In response to the activist, Nigeria’s structure prohibits card-carrying members of a political get together from turning into an INEC official.

He, subsequently, urged the US Ambassador to prevail on Buhari to rescind his nomination.

Adeyanju stated: “Nomination of Lauretta Onochie: Prevail on President Buhari to not Destroy the Independence of INEC.

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“We write to you as associates of Nigeria and powerful democratic companions of our nation on the above material.

“President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of his Private Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, because the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) Commissioner from Delta State is a reprehensible try to destroy the integrity and independence of Nigeria’s electoral fee.

“Lauretta Onochie is an brazenly partisan, card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling get together, who always assaults and denigrates critics of the ruling get together.

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“Her appointment is unconstitutional, unlawful, null and void, and unacceptable to the generality of the Nigerian folks. We enchantment to you to strain President Buhari to rescind this appoint as it’s able to reversing the positive factors made in our electoral processes.”

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