Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:48 pm
Onochie nomination had sparked outrage over claims that she is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The opposite Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and members of civil society organisations had protested her nomination, asking the Senate not to confirm her.
But during her confirmation hearing last week, the presidential aide claimed that she resigned her membership of the ruling party immediately after the 2019 general elections.
But this claim was later found to be false.
However, in his report on Thursday, Gaya said Onochie was disqualified on federal character principles and not because she is a member of APC.
The Senate Committee said there is currently a serving commissioner from Delta state, where Onochie hails from in INEC.