The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the screening of Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie as one of the National Commissioners of the Commission.
The Senator Kabiru Gaya-led committee defied protests from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and civil society groups.
The Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie is already in the Senate waiting to be screened.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, had last week led other members of the party’s National Working Committee, (NWC) to protest Onochie’s nomination at the National Assembly.
Onochie was described as a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who should not be saddled with such a very sensitive position as she might compromise to the detriment of democracy and the country.
Professor Mohammed Sani, Professor Kunle Ajayi, Ekiti; Saidu Ahmad, Jigawa; Professor Muhammad Kallah, Katsina; Dr Baba Bila, North-East, and Professor Sani Adam, North-Central, will also be screened.