Lauretta Onochie, a presidential adviser, has been urged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to desist refusing her members of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Lauretta, who has been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to be an INEC Commissioner, denied being a member of the ruling party three times during her Senate Committee on INEC hearing on July 8.
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Reacting to that, the PDP in a statement made available to newsmen by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan said “with her lies, Lauretta Onochie, a die in the wool APC member, whose name appears as number 2 on the ward 4 register of the APC in Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta state, has further demonstrated her lack of integrity to be trusted with the position of a national commissioner in INEC.”
The statement in part reads
”Lauretta Onochie in her escapade in the Senate, may have forgotten that the lawmakers and Nigerians in general are aware of her subsisting oath filed in a pending suit in court affirming her membership of the APC, which she further reinforced and adopted under cross examination in the same matter very recently.
With such proclivity to desperate denials in the face of the truth, Lauretta Onochie, anywhere near INEC, would pollute the commission as well as the conduct of elections by the commission.
Now that the facts of Onochie’s partsanship has been further laid bare before the Senate, the PDP urges the Senator Gaya Committee on INEC to stand on the side of the constitution and the sanctity of our electoral process by outrightly rejecting the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as INEC Commissioner.”