Confusion trails Buhari’s alleged return of Magu’s name to Senate

There were claims and counter-claims on Monday on the alleged re-submission of the Acting Chairman of Economic and Finan­cial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Commis­sion by President Muham­madu Buhari to the Senate for confirmation.
Investigations by Our Reporter revealed that President Buhari has represented the name of the embattled Magu to the Senate for confirmation before embarking on his 10-day medical vacation in London.
According to a source, Magu was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Min­ister of Justice and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Malami.
The source, however did not state when Magu would re-appear before the Senate, but stated that before the end of the February he would be confirmed as substantive chairman.
However, the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Solomon Ita Enang in an interview with our Reporter denied ever seeing such letter from his principal to the office of the Senate President.
The Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicly, Yu­suph Olaniyonu, denied seeing the alleged letter for Magu’s confirmation as EFCC boss.
Some Senators told Our Reporter that they would frustrate any move by anybody to impose Magu on them for confir­mation, saying that there are other Nigerians with proven integrity who eas­ily fit into the office.

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