PMB To Re-present Magu’s Name To Senate Next Week!
By Sola Sadiq
President Muhammadu Buhari would almost certainly re-present the name of Ibrahim Magu, the
acting EFCC boss to the Senate for confirmation on Monday next week, it was exclusively learnt.
Magu’s confirmation as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency was declined on Friday with the Senate citing an adverse security report as reason for its action.
Fresh indications emerged on Saturday that the Senate President has quietly asked the Presidency to re-nominate Magu, promising that the Senate would do the needful.
Drama at Senate Executive Session:
An interesting drama played out at the executive session of the Senate on Friday (December 16) where Magu’s nomination was purportedly declined by majority of the Senators.
But the most interesting was between Senator Kabiru Marafa and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
When the argument for and against Magu became heated, Marafa allegedly blurted out to Ekweremadu who vehemently opposed Magu’s nomination: “God punish you this Biafra man. You people think I would keep quiet because I was made chairman of committee of petroleum. Forget it. I will continue to support Buhari as long as he is doing the right thing”.
Even more intriguing was the glib statement of Sen. Godswill Akpabio who allegedly warned Senate President Bukola Saraki to watch his back; that having Magu as substantive EFCC boss was tantamount to guaranteeing a jail room, sooner or later, for Saraki and wife, Toyin. No one laughed.