‘If Magu could be rejected, then Saraki shouldn’t be Senate President,’ Ali Ndume reacts to Magu's rejection
Mohammed Ali Ndume, former Senate Majority Leader has reacted to the rejection of Ibrahim Magu by the Senate as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Senate, refused to confirm Magu on Wednesday, March 16, due to a report against him by the Department of State Services (DSS). The report which stated that Magu had failed the integrity test and would be a liability to the war against corruption.
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.
During a chat with Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, Ndume said: "We have all been accused, I have been accused of sponsoring Boko Haram, the senate president is still going to court."
The former Senator also said that "Same as other members who have cases in court, yet they occupy seats in the senate. So, if you say because of the allegations, Magu should not be confirmed, then I should not be a sitting senator and Saraki should not be there as senate president."
The report led to the Senate’s initial rejection of Magu in December 2016 but he was screened on Wednesday after President Muhammadu Buhari re-nominated him for the position.