The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has faulted the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) national commissioner in the South-South.
CAN described her nomination as “an executive recklessness, a dirty slap on the populace, and a gross violation of the 1999 constitution (as Amended).”
The apex Christian body consequently called on the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reject her nomination.
“As far as CAN is concerned, Onochie suffers objectivity, justice and fairness that are mandatory for every member of INEC as a result of her partisan membership of a political party and by being an appointee of the ruling party,” CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, said.
“We are equally opposed to her nomination because of her unguarded remarks, public insults on credible individuals and the use of vulgar language and unprintable words against people who express their displeasure to some actions and policies of the government of the day, especially, her principal,” he added.
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