President Muhammadu Buhari’s social media aide, Lauretta Onochie, promoted the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August 2020, contrary to a claim she made during a senate committee screening.
Naija News reports that Onochie had claimed that she quit partisan politics after President Buhari was reelected in 2019.
“I have seen the petitions against me, but I stand for justice and fairness. Thus, nobody has anything to fear. I am madam due process and this is the reason behind my attacks, because I follow the law and due process,” Onochie told the senators.
“Since Buhari was elected as president for the second term, I have removed myself from everything about politics.
“Since 2019, I don’t have anything to do with politics. As I am sitting down here, I am not a member of any political party in this country.”
But new findings have proven that the presidential aide’s claim is false.
On June 24, 2020, Onochie, in a post on Twitter, said the APC was growing through a growth process.
“There is DEFINITELY an APC e-NEC meeting TOMORROW. We are going through a growth process. Thank you everyone,” she tweeted.
At the time, the party’s national working committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman, was dissolved by the national executive committee (NEC).
The presidential aide posted the tweet a day before the Oshiomhole-led NWC was disbanded.