By Emmanuel Adigwe
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has opened up on why Ibrahim Magu and some of the nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari were rejected by the Eight Senate.
GWG recalls that the likes of suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, were rejected by the senate led by Saraki.
Taking to his Twitter account on Wednesday, Saraki while responding to a tweet by celebrity journalist, Dele Momodu, stated that the action of the senate then was not due to personal agenda but because of the due diligence the Senate did at that time.
He wrote:” Thanks @DeleMomodu ! Compliments of the season! As I used to emphasize during our conversations while I was President of the 8th @NGRSenate: the decisions that we took, the positions we adopted, and the interventions that we embarked on were in the interest of the nation.
“When we didn’t confirm certain appointees, it was because we did our due diligence. When we invited the IG & the security chiefs, it was because we wanted to find solutions to the issues of insecurity at the time. It was never about a personal agenda. It was always about Nigeria!”
Magu who was the symbol of the Buhari administration’s anti corruption fight was himself indicted and removed from his position earlier this year underlining the decision of the Saraki Senate to reject him for the position of EFCC chairman.