The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) has condemned the nomination of the Special Assistant to the President of social media, Lauretta Onochie, as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), describing it as “an executive recklessness, a dirty slap on the populace, and a gross violation of the 1999 constitution.”
CAN’s position was contained in a statement signed by its President of CAN, Dr Samson Ayokunle and made available to Ijaw News.
Ayokunle said, “as far as CAN is concerned, Onochie suffers objectivity, justice and fairness that are mandatory for every member of INEC as a result of her partisan membership of a political party and by being an appointee of the ruling party.
“We are equally opposed to her nomination because of her unguarded remarks, public insults on credible individuals and the use of vulgar language and unprintable words against people who express their displeasure to some actions and policies of the government of the day, especially, her principal.
The Christian body, therefore, called on the Senate to reject her nomination.
President Buhari had earlier sent Onochie’s name, alongside three others, to the National Assembly for confirmation as INEC national commissioner.