Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has come beneath intense assault from a former lawmaker, Dino Melaye for appointing Lauretta Onochie as a Nationwide Commissioner of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
Onochie is Buhari’s Particular Assistant on Social Media.
Melaye, in a press assertion he personally signed, described Onochie’s nomination as unconstitutional, affront on the endurance of Nigerians and an insult to the establishment of INEC.
‘She is biased as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), therefore that is an affront on the endurance of Nigerians and insult to the electoral umpire as an establishment,’ the assertion learn.
‘I hereby name on President Muhammadu Buhari to right away rescind her nomination forwarded to the Senate right this moment in any other case I’ll mobilise Nigerians to problem this choice, which is unconstitutional.’
The Kogi-born politician added that by nominating Onochie as INEC Nationwide Commissioner, President Buhari has violated the 1999 Structure, which he swore to uphold always.
‘It’s a recognized reality of legislation that Merchandise F, Paragraph 14 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Structure (as amended) clearly forbids a card carrying member of a political social gathering to be a member of INEC,’ Melaye said.