The main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu to step aside pending his investigation.
A statement signed by the spokesman of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan says that Magu has lost the moral rectitude to remain as the acting chairman of the anti-corruption agency.
The statement reads in part:
“The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to show the genuineness of its war against corruption by allowing the unhindered investigation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“The party said Nigerians are already aware that Magu has been pulled in for questioning, adding that the fact that he has to be accompanied by an attorney shows that the said ‘invitation’, is beyond the routine.”
The party held that the development around the EFCC acting Chairman as well as “the desperate attempt“ by the commission to cover his investigation, only raise more integrity questions regarding Magu’s activities in the EFCC.
“Only last month, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, released a memo in which he indicted Magu of alleged diversion of recovered funds and fraudulent sale of assets seized by the EFCC,” he said.