Inside Story Of Magu’s Rejection By The Senate – The Tinubu Connection

Danlami Nmodu
Some fresh hints have  emerged about the repeated  rejection of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman by the Senate.
Newsdiaryonline was told that Magu’s biggest problem is his alleged Secret alliance with former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu is national leader of APC.
“Magu is known to have aligned secretly with Tinubu.
“The acting  chairman of EFCC has been fighting Tinubu’s enemies  for him and  we are all aware of this” a source conversant with the intrigues said.
It could be recalled that it was Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who first sent Magu’s name for confirmation and the Senate rejected him.
The latest disclosure about the Tinubu connecting came barely 24 hours after the Senate rejected Magic as EFCC chairman for the second time.
The DSS filed a report to the Senate describing Magic as a liability.The commission drew attention to alleged  infractions by Magu
Newsdiaryonline was told that there are  other cases details of which are yet to be disclosed  against Magu.
One of the sources who spoke with Newsdiaryonline said if Magu is confirmed it means the DSS will have to fight for his credibility afterwards.
Even more, the insider asked:Do you think DSS DG would write such a report without consulting with the President?
The presidency has not issued a statement yet on the matter. Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina reportedly  said the presidency was waiting for official communication from the Senate on the matter.
It could be recalled  that despite denials, the rosy relationship between Tinubu and President Buhari have reportedly nosedived. Tinubu even visited ailing Buhari in London recently  to show that all was well.
Despite that,  it is Magu’s politics that may have become his undoing, insiders  claim.
However, a source within EFCC  told Newsdiaryonline recently  that failure to confirm Magu will be a sad commentary on Nigeria’s anti-corruption war.
But sources said it was the same executive that nominated Magu that disqualified him. “The choice now is :you either retain Magu or sack DG DSS, which is unlikely now. “
Even more, one associate of the president asked: “must it be Magu. Why is it that his name was submitted to Senate when Buhari had left the country or when the President was about jetting out? It is politics”
“Is Magu the only one that can fight corruption? Is he not equally  corrupt as the DSS said? The executive gave him with one hand and retrieved it with the other. Tinubu has lost yet another battle . The cabal has shown him pepper.”
Source: NewsDiaryOnline
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1 Comment

  1. This is a feable and lazy story, why are some people interested in pulling down Asiwaju at all cost. The opinion of the writer hold no water and with all fact available to people we can’t expect those who are been prosecuted or investigated by this man to endorse him. If magu is not fit to lead Effc is Saraki worthy to be Nigeria president?
    Clearly corruption is fighting back and the legislature belief in scratching corruption than fighting it. Few people in DSS seems not align with this administration stand in tackling corruption and the presidency should step up to sanitized it just as it was done in judiciary.
    Presidency need to wake up and stem effort to be in control of all its agencies.

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