A senator, Shehu Sani, has dispelled rumours making the rounds that he was opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the EFCC because he froze the account of governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose.
Mr. Shehu clarified on his Facebook page that Mr. Magu was doing a good job at the anti-graft commission, only that he fell short of respecting the rule of law component of the fight against corruption.
”Magu: my attention has been drawn to a fabricated, concocted, mischievously assembled statement credited to me by those opposed to Mr Magu, trying to use my name to strengthen their position,” he wrote on Friday.
“My personal opinion on this is simple: Magu is doing a good job as the boss of the EFCC. All that is needed is the rule of law and fundamental human rights elements, which need to be strongly observed by the commission. Rule of law remains the most potent weapon in the fight against corruption.
“I remained respectfully bound by the majority position of the Senate on the issue, but wish to categorically and unambiguously state that I’m personally impressed with his performance.”