President Buhari Bypasses Senate, Makes Magu Acting EFCC Chairman

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April 13, 2017 – Buhari Bypasses Corrupt Senate, Confirms Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Chairman

President Buhari has revealed that Ibrahim Magu will remain the boss at the EFCC despite rejection from the senate.

Twice the Senate has refused to confirm Magu as the agency’s chairman, but the Presidency remains undeterred by the rejection.

The Presidency does not necessarily need to seek Magu’s confirmation – going by Section 171 of the 1979 Constitution; and President Muhammadu Buhari is satisfied with Magu’s response to the report of the Department of State Services (DSS) on which the Senate based its action.

According to The Cable, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo said the President felt the DSS report was “not meritorious” enough to withdraw Magu’s nomination.

Osinbajo said:

“We should commend the president for not interfering with what the DSS said. The DSS came up with a report and the man who was accused refuted it.

“He explains and gives a reason. When that happened, the president looked at what Magu said and what the DSS wrote and he said ‘I am satisfied with what Magu said’.

“He then decided to retain Magu as the nominee for EFCC. I don’t see any reason why that should be contested.

“The president has not interfered with what the DSS said. If he wanted to interfere, he would have ordered the DSS to keep quiet. He didn’t do that, but he said ‘I don’t think the DSS report is meritorious enough to withdraw his nomination.’

“The president reserves the right to say, ‘this is who I want’. I’m fully in support of Magu as the EFCC chairman just as the president is.”

The Vice President faulted the Senate for rejecting the EFCC boss. He added that Senate’s decision wasn’t in line with global standards.

8 thoughts on “President Buhari Bypasses Senate, Makes Magu Acting EFCC Chairman

  1. I am married to a Nigerian I think your president should exert much force to liberate the country

  2. better bcos of corrupt senator can never accept magu as efcc chairman most of the senators in the house has one corruption cases in their neck well done Mr president

  3. It is all getting very interesting….Job Well-done mr president.If what is being reported here is not FAKE, then i would joyfully say a big congratulations to the voiceless Nigerians for a hope of better life from now on. This is the type of leadership Nigerians voted for in the last General elections.The nigerian senate has held our president hostage far too long. Enough is enough. Corruption must be fought from all angles.

  4. THEY (the senators) ARE PROBABLY afraid of Magu coming for them at the end of the day because more than half of the members of the senate, have one skeleton or the other in their cupboards. And they knew that Mr. Magu understood this fact. All the Oles in the House/senate.

    If buhari must win the war against corruptions in this country as it is then he must start with the senate, the governors, the ministers, the chief securities, and representatives of this country in any aspect. And he definitely needs somebody like magu,> a man who has suddenly becomes a fiery masquerade and greately feared and hated by the sanators/corrupt politicians.

    Buhari is taking the right stride in the right direction by refusing to be cowed around by an opinion from some catarpillars set of corrupt people in high places. Bravo for this!!!

    I take a stroll…

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