Ex-Senator Dino Melaye has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the nomination of his Special Assistant on Social Media, Ms. Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Melaye, in a press statement he personally signed, described Onochie’s nomination as unconstitutional, affront on the patience of Nigerians and an insult to the institution of INEC.

The Kogi-born politician added that by nominating Onochie as INEC National Commissioner, President Buhari has violated the 1999 Constitution, which he swore to uphold at all times.

‘It’s a known fact of law that Item F, Paragraph 14 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) clearly forbids a card carrying member of a political party to be a member of INEC,’ Melaye stated.


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