- “The first reasonable decision by the 9th Senate. If tonight dinner is not holding with President bcos of the rejection come to my house for dinner.”
Nigerians have begun to elicit reactions to the refusal of the Senate to confirm Lauretta Onochie as National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
EkoHotBlog earlier reported that the Senate had declined Onochie’s nomination as a National Commissioner for INEC.
Onochie’s non-confirmation followed reports by Senator Kabir Gaya-led the Senate Committee on INEC, who said her nomination breached the Federal Character principles.
Kabir Gaya cited Section 14 (1) 3 of the Constitution, stating that somebody was already a Commissioner from her zone and the law remains clear about that.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians have taken to Facebook to react to the Senate’s decision.
Tosin Seyi wrote, “This is probably the most responsible thing this Senate has done since two years. Kudos to many people for not keeping silent and speaking against the nomination of an obviously partisan woman as INEC National Electoral Commissioner.
Prince Taiwo Olawuyi, “The first reasonable decision by the 9th Senate. If tonight dinner is not holding with President bcos of the rejection come to my house for dinner.”
Innocent Okojie wrote, “Senate didn’t reject Onochie, the rubber stamp Senate won’t dare to reject Buhari’s nominee. It is Bubu that changes his mind after people’s outcry.”
Akachukwu Igbokwe Gideon wrote, “This is the only good decision this senate under Lawal has taken since how many years.”
Odinakachi Ihekweme wrote, “Good, now let’s see how she will go back to the party she denounced their membership already, all because of money and office positions.”
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