Melaye Assaults Buhari For Appointing Onochie As INEC Commissioner
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has come underneath intense assault from a former lawmaker, Dino Melaye for appointing Lauretta Onochie as a Nationwide Commissioner of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
Onochie is Buhari’s Particular Assistant on Social Media.
Melaye, in a press assertion he personally signed, described Onochie’s nomination as unconstitutional, affront on the endurance of Nigerians and an insult to the establishment of INEC.
‘She is biased as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), therefore that is an affront on the endurance of Nigerians and insult to the electoral umpire as an establishment,’ the assertion learn.
‘I hereby name on President Muhammadu Buhari to right away rescind her nomination forwarded to the Senate at the moment in any other case I’ll mobilise Nigerians to problem this resolution, which is unconstitutional.’
The Kogi-born politician added that by nominating Onochie as INEC Nationwide Commissioner, President Buhari has violated the 1999 Structure, which he swore to uphold always.
‘It’s a recognized truth of legislation that Merchandise F, Paragraph 14 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Structure (as amended) clearly forbids a card carrying member of a political get together to be a member of INEC,’ Melaye acknowledged.