Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie’s tweet promoting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in July 2020 resurfaced online after she claimed she quit politics in 2019.
Onochie was among those being screened for confirmation as National Commissioners for INEC. The nominee who had, prior to her nomination, swore to an affidavit affirming her membership of the party, claimed that she stopped being a member over years ago.
Onochie, who arrived at the Senate wing of the National Assembly at about 11 am July 8th, said in her opening remarks, acknowledged the series of petitions against her, which bordered on her membership of the APC and the fact that someone from her state was already on the board of the INEC.
She, however, denounced the party three times before the Senate committee.
Onochie said, “I have learned, over the years, to stand with the constitution and due process but not on partisanship or sentiments.
“Since 2019, I have not had anything to do with any political organisation, including Buhari support groups.
“When APC was doing re-validation of party members, I did not take part in that exercise.
“As I’m sitting down here, I’m not a member of any political party in this country.
“I have no partisanship in my blood. I have seen many petitions against my nomination not only from the PDP, but also from some APC members.
“I’m not partisan; they know. It is about the law. No one has any reason to fear for my nomination as INEC commissioner representing Delta.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m Madam Due Process. That’s why all the attacks. I follow due process; I follow the law.”
However, as twitter ban is still in place, many Nigerians still found there way to deep search Onochie’s past tweet and found a tweet, tweeted in 2020 to support the ruling party APC which she had already claimed debunked in 2019