The party’s National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, spoke on the development.
Yakubu disclosed this on Tuesday at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja.
The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission.
Onochie was nominated by President Mohammadu Buhari as INEC National Commissioner to represent the South South in October, a move that was greeted with outrage, disappointment and was roundly rejected by majority of Nigerians.
In a statement titled, ‘Senate confirms five nominees as INEC Commissioners, rejects Lauretta Onochie’, by Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, on Tuesday.
Jega said appointing as INEC commissioner a person that has generated such level of controversy would raise suspicions and erode the confidence of the people in the electoral body.
Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date after listening to the ex-parte motion of the plaintiffs’ counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN, praying the court for an order to serve the 1st and 2nd defendants by substituted means through pasting the originating process at Zamfara State Liaison Office in Abuja.
She said she ceased to be a member of the ruling party in 2019.
Buhari had nominated Onochie and five others as Resident Electoral Commissioners.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in an update on the CVR issued on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Secretary General of the umbrella body of all registered political parties and political association in the country, Chief Willy Ezugwu, gave the word of caution in a statement on Tuesday.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Agbo Major, IPAC said such exclusion would amount to “a coup” against Nigerians who desired and deserved credible elections.
The commission in an updated statistics on the online registration stated that as at 7am of Wednesday, 114,577 accounts were created by registrants.
Umar and his accomplice had earlier been convicted of a three count charge by an Adamawa State High Court and sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
The party leaders also assured the defecting senators from its party that they would be made to lose their seats in the Senate.
The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this while reacting to the defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamafara State to the APC in Abuja.
Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, disclosed this in a statement.
Dr George Muoghalu, spokesperson for the aspirants, made the position of the group known in a press conference on Saturday in Awka.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the plaintiff instituted the suit in 2019 challenging Abubakar’s eligibility to contest for president.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission had fixed June 26 for the conduct of election in the 27 Local Government Councils across the state.