Magu’s Confirmation: Court Affirms Senate’s Authority To Accept Or Reject Persons Into Office
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed Nigerian Senate’s authority to accept or reject candidate into office.
This judgement follows a suit challenging the Senate’s authority to deny an appointee to the office of Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under the EFCC Act.
The Court in its ruling said that “the Senate is conferred with the authority to ensure the choice of “only suitable and credible persons for appointment to the office”.
The court further held that any impression that the Senate is a rubber stamp of Presidential appointees is misconceived and running contrary to Section 2(3) of the EFCC Act.