The Campaign for Equal Voting Access for persons with disabilities (EVAPWD), has expressed serous concerns over the nomination of Ms. Lauretta Onochie, a foot soldier and senior sympathizer of the ruling APC, and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Media as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing the South-South.
David O. Anyaele, Chairman, Campaign for Equal Voting Access, expressed doubt over the honesty and integrity of Ms. Onochie to serve as INEC official.
According to Anyaele, the nominee character is questionable as she has been very partisan in the last 5 years.
“Hence, Item F, paragraph 14 of the third schedule of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) prohibits a person with questionable integrity from serving as a member of INEC
“EVAPWD calls on the Nigeria Senate to reject her nomination to avoid contamination of the successes recorded so far by INEC and protect the election management body from political party influences.” stated Anyaele.