The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Lauretta Onochie as an Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) Commissioner.
Onochie is Buhari’s Particular Assistant on social media.
APC mentioned her appointment has been topic to rash, subjective, misplaced and selective criticism by the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and curiosity teams.
On Friday, Yekini Nabena, in a press release mentioned the PDP “must be reminded that certainly one of its card-carrying members, Dr. Johnson Alalibo is the present Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).”
He mentioned Alalibo who was additionally a former Deputy Whip within the Bayelsa State Home of Meeting has been an electoral asset to the PDP however that is a matter to be addressed one other day.
APC urged the ninth Senate to stay with the info and points by ignoring the PDP’s “grandstanding, low cost blackmail, baseless and subjective allegations of partisanship it’s sponsoring towards Ms Onochie.”
The occasion mentioned for the PDP, Onochie’s capability and effectiveness as a public servant and senior social media skilled quantities to partisanship.
“Since public service now equates ‘partisanship’ we invite the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) to equally fault appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the present INEC Chairman who was the immediate-past Government Secretary of the federal government’s Tertiary Schooling Belief Fund (TETFUND) in addition to the sooner acknowledged Dr. Johnson Alalibo.
“We equally invite the PDP to question the ‘unquestionable integrity’ of brazen PDP apologists akin to Festus Okoye, Nationwide Commissioner and Chairman, Info and Voter Schooling Committee of INEC; Mike Igini, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Akwa Ibom State, amongst others.
The occasion dared the PDP to level to the way it defended and assured the manager arm of presidency’s non-interference in INEC’s operation.