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Magu flaunts Buhari’s re-election lapel pin, Nigerians react


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, appeared on a Channels Television programme on Tuesday (today) wearing a lapel pin bearing an insignia of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

This development has sent the social media space abuzz with comments, as Nigerians take to Twitter to express their views about it.

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According to a Twitter user, EFCC is not the private property of President Muhammadu Buhari. The head of the agency wearing a Buhari lapel compromises his independence.

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“The loyalty of heads of agencies is to the constitution of Nigeria and the acts establishing them but Magu is bringing EFCC into disrepute,” he said.

Another Twitter user, Adeyanju Deji, said that “Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Chairman is one of the main campaigners of a 2nd term for Buhari.

Magu flaunts Buhari’s re-election lapel pin

“They said if you want to get any favour from him just say, you will deliver votes for Buhari in 2019. As you can see here, he wears a campaign lapel for Buhari to a TV interview. He’s compromised,” he alleged.

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Adebayo Raph, who goes by the name OLÓRÍ OKO, said: “Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of EFCC; a supposedly independent institution of government, wearing a chest badge of Buhari on Channels TV this morning, typifies the hypocrisy of the Buhari-led administration.”

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