On Tuesday 13 October 2020, the Senate President read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of three nominees as INEC National Commissioners and one Resident Electoral Commissioner.
The three nominees for National Commissioner are expected to replace three out of five National Commissioners of INEC whose tenure was due to terminate in November 2020.
Lauretta Onochie who hails from Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta state and a current Special Assistant to the President on social media is among the nominees awaiting confirmation by the Senate. She was nominated as National Commissioner of INEC to represent the South-South region.
On Wednesday, 9th June 2021, eight months after her nomination, the Senate referred Lauretta Onochie’s name to its Committee on INEC to commence her screening as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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