Lauretta Onochie, a presidential aide, promoted the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August 2020, contrary to what she said Thursday.
Onochie told the senate committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that she had quit partisan politics after President Muhammadu Buhari was reelected in 2019.
In October 2020, Buhari’s aide on new media was nominated as an INEC commissioner from Delta state.
“I have seen the petitions filed against me, but I stand for justice and fairness. Therefore, there is nothing to fear. My attacks are due to the fact that I follow the law and due process,” Onochie told the senators.
I have removed myself from everything related to politics since Buhari was elected for a second term.
“Since 2019, I don’t participate in politics anymore. Currently, I am not a member of any political party in this country.”
However, the presidential aide’s claim is false.
Onochie stated that the APC was growing through a growth process on June 24, 2020.
“There will DEFINITELY be a meeting of the APC e-NEC tomorrow. We are going through a period of growth. “Thank you all,” she tweeted.
At the time, the national executive committee (NEC) dissolved the party’s national working committee (NWC), led by Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman.
The tweet was posted one day before the Oshiomhole-led NWC was disbanded.