Ibrahim Magu ‘We haven’t rejected EFCC Chairman,’ Senate Leader says

Ndume made the comment on Monday, December 19, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

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Senate Leader, Ali Ndume has said that the Senate did not reject Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ndume made the comment on Monday, December 19, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

“No, no no. Let me say categorically that the Senate did not reject Ibrahim Magu as the chairman. What happened was that when we selected his confirmation for Thursday, then we had an issue or a letter from the Department of State Security (DSS) that could not allow us to continue with the confirmation without further clarifications,” he said.

“So, we now concluded that since we have a letter that we cannot ignore we cannot do the confirmation. So, it was not that we sat down to take a decision that we have rejected Ibrahim Magu. So, i want to that to come out clearly.

“We specifically asked chairman media to issue a statement. What we said was that on that Thursday the Senate could not go ahead with the confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu and that we are in possession of a letter from the Department of State Service which requires clarification from Mr. President, who is the head of the government. That was what happened,” Ndume added.

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The Senate, on Thursday, December 15, refused to confirm Magu after the Department of State Security (DSS) submitted a report accusing him of corruption.

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