The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Tuesday condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to appoint his aide, Lauretta Onochie as a Commissioner of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC.
HURIWA described Onochie’s nomination as a direct “homicide” of INEC.
The suitable group anchored its rejection on claims that Onochie was recognized for peddling pretend information and for being a fanatic member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
HURIWA, in an announcement by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, and Miss. Zainab Yusuf, Nationwide Media Affairs mentioned Buhari was setting Nigeria up for a critical political disaster.
In line with the assertion: “The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (HURIWA) has learnt of the appointment of Particular Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari; Lauretta Onochie, as an electoral commissioner of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee representing Delta State.
“Lauretta Onochie is thought on social media for peddling pretend information and footage as a few of her claims have been confirmed to be false together with tweeting false footage to reward the Buhari administration.
“Once more, Lauretta Onochie is a fanatical member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and so by her appointment right into a Fee tasked with the mandate to conduct elections in Nigeria whereby the All Progressives Congress will take part, President Buhari is setting the stage for a really big political disaster, which is able to derailing our democratic course of.
“One of many components which have compromised the credibility of elections in Nigeria is alleged to be the shortage of structural independence of INEC. This was one of many primary points taken up by the Electoral Reform Committee in 2007.
“Among the many suggestions that the Committee made was the need for guaranteeing the independence of INEC, each by means of the best way that the Fee is funded and thru the appointment course of for its members.”