Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media has urged Nigerians to be more patriotic towards their country despite hating the President.
Onochie who used the United States of America, USA, as point of reference said despite the facts that most of the US citizens hate President Trump, but you can’t see them talk down on their country.
Taken to her twitter handle @Laurestar, the president aide wondered why American’s isn’t speaking ill of their nation even in the face of denigrating their electoral system by the outgoing President, Donald J. Trump.
She said; “While Pres Trump is denigrating America’s electoral system, Americans are fiercely defending the integrity of their electoral body Thats patriotism
1. If you choose to hate our President & Legislators, its ok
But that hated must not be extended to Nigeria and her institutions
While Pres Trump is denigrating America's electoral system, Americans are fiercely defending the integrity of their electoral body
Thats patriotism pic.twitter.com/34zzpxqsmL
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) December 2, 2020
In a series of tweets, Onochie said; “If you choose to hate our President & Legislators, its ok. “But that hatred must not be extended to Nigeria and her institutions.”
“Nigeria is exactly what her people are. Our institutions are exactly what we are.
“Reforms are on-going in the Executive, legislature, Judiciary, Army, Police, Customs, INEC, EFCC, ICPC, etc.
“We must stand by our institutions as they make progress towards serving us better,” she noted.
Abacityblog.com reported that many Nigerians, including the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had rejected President Buhari’s nomination of Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing Delta State.
Onochie was nominated alongside other nominees; Prof. Muhammad Sani Kallah (National Electoral Commissioner), Katsina; Prof. Kunle Cornelius Ajayi (National Electoral Commissioner), Ekiti; and Saidu Babura Ahmad (Resident Electoral Commissioner), Jigawa.
However, the Senate is yet to take any further action on the list presented by President Buhari since the first announcement at the plenary on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.