President Muhammadu Buhari still believes that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, is the right person for the job.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said this in an interview with journalists in Lagos Friday.
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His spokesman, Laolu Alande, released the transcript of what he called the third part of the interview, to State House reporters Tuesday night.
Osinbajo said while the Senate, which had refused to confirm Magu as substantive chairman of the EFCC, is entitled to taking any position; Buhari, who has the prerogative to decide his fate, believes that he is the right man for the job.
"Of course, the Senate has had their own say on that and they are entitled to take some of the positions they are taking. But the President believes that this is the right man for the job, so he presented him the second time," the vice president said.
Osinbajo disagreed with the interviewers that the fact that the DSS wrote such a damming report on Magu indicated a crack in the administration.
He stated: "That’s not true. Let me put it this way; first let’s take the Magu example. One of the things that the President decided to do is to ensure that every agency does its work without direct interference from the President.
"So the President does not call the EFCC, and say, "Go and arrest Mr Ekpeyong", no. And that’s one of the most important things about the style of this government, and we want the agencies to do their work. No one has showed up and called Magu and say, ‘Look go and arrest.’ That’s what it is."
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