21 December 2016
Despite denouncing the position of Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, that the Upper Chamber did not reject the nomination of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the Senate has denied that there is division in its leadership over the subject.
The Upper Chamber made this known on Tuesday through the Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi who refuted reports in the media that it was facing some cracks within the leadership as a result of the utterances of Ndume on Magu’s failed confirmation.
Confirming for the umpteenth time that the Senate rejected Magu’s nomination, Sabi explained why the stand was taken.
Sabi said that the Senate rejected the nomination based on security report submitted to it by the Department of State Services (DSS).
However, the Senate did not receive two security reports on Magu as claimed by the Senate Leader, noting however, that the purported second report was allegedly sent to the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (Matters), Senator Ita Enang.
On the allegation that the security report upon which Magu was rejected by the Senate was not signed by anybody, the Spokesman said that it was not possible for the Senate to act on a document that was not signed.