On Tuesday sitting at the senate floor, the Kogi West senatorial district representative, Senator Dino Melaye reacted angrily toward the re-nomination of Magu as the EFCC chairman by the executive council, therefore demanding that the senate should total disregards any form of nomination from the chamber.
On the contrary the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has said in his visit to EFCC Zonal office in Kaduna on thursday, that as long as he remains the Acting President and President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate as president subsists, Ibrahim Magu will continue in office as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Obviously this was a reaction to all that the senator said regarding Magu’s appointment. Melaye earlier said Magu could serve in other capacities as his mates are still area commanders and divisional police officers (DPOs).
He wondered why Magu “is still parading himself as the chairman of the EFCC” after being rejected by senate.
“I am moving a motion that it becomes abominable for you to even read another confirmation letter from the executive. We don’t want to hear any letter from the executive again until the integrity and position of this senate is respected by the executive arm of government.
“It was in the senate that we invited Magu. Magu came for a job interview and failed and a result, he was rejected by the senate of the federal republic of Nigeria. As I speak to you, Magu is still parading himself as the chairman of the EFCC despite the rejection by the senate.
“The same executive that has allowed Magu to continue to stay in office now wrote you a letter that we should confirm somebody I raised my voice on the floor on the senate about that went to resume without confirmation. He was chased out and they have now they have submitted his name for confirmation.