Wednesday- 9th June, 2021: The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has gotten the directive to screen President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, and five other nominees as INEC commissioners.
This order was given by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday,
This is coming eight months after President Buhari sent the list of the nominees to the Senate for screening.
Other names on the list are Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti), Saidu Ahmad (Jigawa), Prof. Muhammad Kallah (Katsina), Dr Baba Bila (North-East) and Prof Sani Adam (North- Central).
The Senate INEC panel, which has Senator Kabiru Gaya as Chairman, has a month to conclude the screening and report back to the red chamber at plenary.