In News by stephen abiodun on the 16th, October, 2020

APC Defends Onochie’s Appointment, Lists PDP Members That Are INEC Officers

APC Defends Onochie's Appointment, Lists PDP Members That Are INEC Officials

It is going to be recalled that following Onchie’s advice for appointment because the INEC commissioner representing Delta State, there have been requires her nomination to be dropped primarily based on the truth that she’s a card-carrying member of the APC.

The Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), Nigeria’s primary opposition celebration additionally joined its voice to that of others calling for Onochie’s nomination to be rejected.

Nevertheless, the APC in a press release on Friday, signed by its Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena mentioned the calls by PDP and a few others have been hypocritical.

The assertion alleged and recognized some INEC commissioners as members of the PDP, and due to this fact submitted that Onochie’s celebration membership shouldn’t be a problem however her job competence which isn’t doubtful.

Nabena recognized Dr. Johnson Alalibo, Festus Okoye, Mike Igini, and others as some PDP apologists inside INEC.

The assertion reads:
President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Lauretta Onochie as a Nationwide Electoral Commissioner for the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has been topic to rash, subjective, misplaced and selective criticism by the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and a few curiosity teams.”

“Maybe the PDP must be reminded that one among its card-carrying members, Dr. Johnson Alalibo is the present Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC). 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.”

“We urge the patriotic 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. For the PDP, Ms Onochie’s capability and effectiveness as a public servant and senior social media profesional quantities to partisanship.”

“Since public service now equates ‘partisanship’ we invite the Peoples Democratic Occasion (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 Training Belief Fund (TETFUND) in addition to the sooner said Dr. Johnson Alalibo.”

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“We equally invite the PDP to question the ‘unquestionable integrity’ of brazen PDP apologists comparable to Festus Okoye, Nationwide Commissioner and Chairman, Data and Voter Training Committee of INEC; Mike Igini, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Akwa Ibom State, amongst others.”

“We problem the PDP to level to any of its defunct 16-year administrations that defended and assured the Government arm of presidency’s non-interference in INEC’s operation and the true independence of the electoral fee as President Buhari’s authorities has completed.”

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