APC plans to investigate Senate’s refusal to confirm Magu as EFCC Chairman

APC plans to investigate Senate’s refusal to confirm Magu as EFCC Chairman

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, weekend, disclosed plans by the party to investigate the events that led to the refusal by the Senate to confirm the nomination of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

He also warned those joining the party from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that “have skeletons in their cupboards,” that joining the APC will not guarantee them any protection, stressing that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war does not protect any criminal even those in the APC.

Oyegun stated this in Benin City, after leading other leaders of the party to pay condolence on the family of the late elder statesman, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia.

Describing the decision by the Senate to reject the confirmation of Magu as the substantive chairman of the EFCC as embarrassing, Chief Oyegun said: “We still have all sorts of forces at play in the system and all sorts of rivalry still at work within the system. But one thing is basic, as far as the APC government is concerned, there is no discrimination in the war against corruption.

“I have not gone into the specific reasons behind the Magu case but that we will do now. What is clear is that the President is operating an anti-corruption war that does not discriminate, whether you are in the APC or not. So, there must be reasons for what is happening which I have not gone into but we will do that now,” he said.

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