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Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of his media aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Abaribe, who represents Abia South, described the nomination as a violation of the Constitution.

He said the minority caucus of the Senate is against the nomination and called on Buhari to withdraw it.

According to Abaribe, item F, paragraph 14 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) forbids a card carrying member of a political party to be a member of INEC.

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