Tuesday June 22, 2021 2:10 AM

Lawan asks Senate committee to screen Onochie, others

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has called on Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission of the upper legislative chamber to screen for confirmation, the appointments of Lauretta Onochie, and five others as INEC commissioners.

Recall that eight months ago,  President Muhammadu Buhari sent the list of the nominees to the Senate for screening.

It will also be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party members in the upper legislative chamber had said  Onochie, who is presently a presidential spokesperson is not fit gir the position because he is a member of APC.

Other names on the list are, Prof. Muhammad Kallah (Katsina); Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti); Saidu Ahmad (Jigawa); Prof Sani Adam (North- Central); and Dr Baba Bila (North-East).

The Senate INEC panel, which has Senator Kabiru Gaya as Chairman, has four weeks to conclude the screening and report back to the red chamber at plenary.

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