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Though she was rejected by the Senate yesterday, and the rejection of the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission has given the Senate a lot of commendation from people, however, the rejected aide to the president will be re-present to the senate in late December because the president has reaffirmed its confidence in her.



A source from the presidency confirms that  “The fact that President Muhammadu Buhari — who made the nomination — had not chosen to withdraw it shows that he still has faith in the process and Onochie’s candidature is viable. So far, he hasn’t withdrawn his confidence in Onochie.”

Onochie’s nomination attracted public outcry because of her open partisanship and the fact that her appointment would have amounted to a breach of the federal character principle.

He said, “We couldn’t approve the appointment of Onochie because she is from the same state as an INEC commissioner from Delta State, Mrs Agbamuche-Mbu, whose tenure may expire by December this year.

“Agbamuche-Mbu is still serving in INEC till December this year. That’s why we cannot clear another candidate from the state.”

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