The convener of Concerned Nigerian, Deji Adeyanju, has appealed the United States of America, USA, to induces President Buhari against destruction of the integrity and independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Deji Adeyanju made the call while castigating Buhari’s nomination of Lauretta Onochie, his aide, as an INEC Commissioner.

The convener said that Onochie’s nomination was illegal and unconstitutional.

According to the letter he wrote to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Adeyanju explained Onochie as a fervent and a loyal member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

The activist stated that, Nigeria’s constitution against any bonafide members of a political party from becoming an INEC official.

He, however, appealed the US Ambassador to stand against Buhari to withdraw his nomination.

Deji Adeyanju's letter read: “Nomination of Lauretta Onochie: Prevail on President Buhari not to Destroy the Independence of INEC.

“We write to you as friends of Nigeria and strong democratic partners of our nation on the above subject matter.

“President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of his Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Commissioner from Delta State is a reprehensible attempt to destroy the integrity and independence of Nigeria’s electoral commission.

“Lauretta Onochie is an openly partisan, card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, who constantly attacks and denigrates critics of the ruling party.

“Her appointment is unconstitutional, illegal, null and void, and unacceptable to the generality of the Nigerian people. We appeal to you to pressure President Buhari to rescind this appoint as it is capable of reversing the gains made in our electoral processes.”

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