Magu’s Case: Senate Ready For Clamp Down On Presidency, Denies Appointment Confirmation

The Nigerian Senate has posed a threat to the Presidency over the comment made by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, that executive appointments did not require legislative approval based on Section 171 of the
Constitution, as he earlier claimed on the appointment of Ibrahim Magu for the post of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

In a plenary session today, the lawmakers reacted fiercely to a letter from Osinbajo read by Senate President Bukola Saraki, asking the Senate to confirm the nomination of Mr.
Lanra Gbajabiamila as Chairman of the National Lottery Commission.

While strongly condemning Osinbajo for the comment, the lawmakers successively asked that an embargo should be placed on confirmation of executive appointments pending the time the powers of the legislature had been recognised.

While asking threatening that legislators might move against the leadership of the Senate if it failed to take a drastic action against the executive in 48 hours, the lawmakers asked that invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to any member be ignored.

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