Former Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume has reacted to the Senate’s rejection of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Senate, on Wednesday, March 16, refused to confirm Magu due to a report against him by the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to Ndume, if Magu could be rejected due to allegations of corruption, then Senate President, Bukola Saraki should not be occupying the position because he has also been accused of same.
“We have all been accused, I have been accused of sponsoring Boko Haram, the senate president is still going to court,” Ndume said while appearing of Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
“Same as other members who have cases in court, yet they occupy seats in the senate. So, if you say because of the allegations he (Magu) should not be confirmed, then I should not be a sitting senator and Saraki should not be there as senate president,” he added.
The DSS report stated that Magu had failed the integrity test and would be a liability to the war against corruption.
The report led to the Senate’s initial rejection of Magu in December 2016 but he was screened on Wednesday after Buhari re-nominated him for the position.
However, the DSS sent a letter to the Senate re-affirming its earlier position on Magu leading to a second rejection.
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