CAN, OSC and others reject appointment of Onochi as INEC Commissioner

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Samson Ayokunle condemned the appointment of Lauretta Onochi as Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), calling it an executive recklessness and a violation of the amended 1999 Constitution.

He called on the Senate to reject his appointment, given his bias, careless comments, public insults to individuals, and the use of foul language and unprintable words against people who express their dissatisfaction with certain actions and policies of the authorities. government of the day.

In addition, at least 14 civil society organizations (CSOs) have sued President Muhammad Bukhari for the appointment of Onochi as INEC Commissioner, insisting on her bias.

The conscript of the relevant Nigerian group, Deji Adeyanju, also rejected his appointment, claiming that his inclusion in the electoral body would destroy his integrity and independence.

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