Buhari nominates media aide, Lauretta Onochie, others as INEC commissioners

Lauretta Onochie

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Lauretta Onochie as his Special Assistant on Social Media which was confirmed by the Senate as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), representing Delta State.


The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan announced this on Tuesday the 13th October 2020 during the reading of the President’s letter of request at the plenary session in the Senate.


H-forbes gathered that Amongst the new appointees include Prof. Mohammed Sani (Katsina), Seidu Ahmed (Jigawa), and Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti).

His Excellency stated in his letter of request, that the nomination was pursuant to Paragraph 14 of part 1F of the First Schedule of the 1999 Constitution.