Lauretta Onochie appeared before Senator Kabir Gaya led Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday and she was made to answer some questions in line with the consideration of being appointed as Commissioner of INEC.
She said: “Distinguished members of the Committee, I am aware of the numerous petitions against me particularly on the current INEC Commissioner. The woman is from Delta State where I also come from, but she is married to a Cross River man and she is representing Cross River and not Delta.
“Since 2019 elections, I have removed myself from active politics and even in the ongoing APC membership drive, I didn’t register and currently, I am not a member of any political party,”
However, an affidavit has surfaced online that shows Lauretta Onochie to be a staunch member of the APC.
Part of the affidavit read: “That I am an educationist having served as Headmistress of Auntie Margaret International School, Calabar. I have also served as a lecturer at the Epping Forest College, Essex, United Kingdom.
“That I am also engaged in active politics and a member of the Neighborhood Watch and has also contested the Local Government elections under the Conservative party in the United Kingdom.
“I am also a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress and a volunteer at Buhari Support Organization.”