EFCC: Magu Not Rejected Because of DSS Indictment – Saraki
Senate President Buko Saraki has denied reports that acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu was rejected by the Senate because of the Department of State, DSS report which accused him of wrongdoing. The Senate has refused to confirm Magu as substantive Chairman of EFCC for the second time after he was nominated by the President.
Saraki spoke in an interview with TVC News at a climate summit in Morocco.
He said in the interview, as transcribed by TheCable, “I don’t think there’s anywhere we said he was rejected because of accusation. We have nominees that come up all the time for different issues,” he said.
“Two weeks ago, we screened the CJN, he passed through. Now the chairman EFCC has not passed through. Someone else will come and pass through. These are constitutional roles. I don’t think we should politicise it.
“Those that have been following up the issue will see that we have bent backwards tremendously to try to create ways by which some of these issues should be addressed. It’s all part of our democracy. There’s still a learning curve.
“There must be consultation. We get feelers from the people. And in a time that there’s biting economy, we have to be very sensitive to some of the issues that we do.”