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PDP leaders today June 30 stormed the National Assembly to demand a reversal of President Buhari’s nomination of his aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.  

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Led by its National chairman, Uche Secondus, the PDP described Onochie’s nomination as a travesty on Nigeria’s democracy. The party argued that Onochie being a card-carrying member of the APC cannot be appointed into a position that requires a high level of neutrality. 

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Receiving the protesters, the PDP Minority leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, said he will present their protest letter to the National Assembly leadership.

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It would be recalled that President Buhari in October 2020 nominated Lauretta among four commissioners for inclusion in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


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