Magu’s Confirmation: Buhari has the right to lobby or send fresh nominee – Saraki

Posted by News Express | 1 April 2019 | 678 times

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•EFCC Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, has the right to lobby for the confirmation of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu or send a fresh nominee to the Senate.

He explained that the President can present a new nominee or deploy a political solution namely lobbying the Senate for its preferred candidate in a situation where the candidate has been rejected.

The Senate President stated this on Monday during the induction of incoming lawmakers-elect and response to the impasse over the confirmation of the EFCC chairman.

He further stated that the Upper Chamber has the constitutional powers to confirm or reject a ministerial nominee which he says is written in the constitution.

The Senate had earlier rejected the nomination of Mr Magu as EFCC Chairman three times on the basis of a report by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The situation has led Mr Magu to be in an acting capacity as EFCC Chairman for nearly three years. (Channels TV)


Source: News Express

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