A former Minister of Education and Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has added her voice to the ongoing debate over the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by the Senate.
He described it as a national disgrace.
Magu was for the second time rejected by the senate on Wednesday following a damming report by the Department of State Services.
Reacting to the development in series of tweets, Ezekwesili said the Federal Government led by Muhammadu Buhari was making a mockery of the anti-corruption war, which was the anchor point of its campaign before the 2015 general elections.
According to her, “Between Presidency of @MBuhari & the@NGRSenate of @bukolasarakiwhatever game is being played with @officialEFCC is a NATIONAL DISGRACE.
“A Govt that campaigned on Anti-Corruption is making a MOCKERY of its war. PITIFUL.@MBuhari @NGRSenate@bukolasaraki @officialEFCC.”
Recall that the senate had rejected Magu in December after the DSS declared him unfit for the role.
Upon his re-nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari, the DSS insisted on its report, informing the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in a fresh letter that it had made its position on Magu’s screening known in its first report.
Ezekwesili, however, wondered why the President re-nominated Magu despite damming reports against him by the DSS.
She tweeted, “Presidency should explain to Citizens why Prez@MBuhari who is privy to DSS report on Magu of @officialEFCCrenominated him to@NGRSenate.”
She also accused the Buhari administration of making Nigerians believe that much-talked-about anti-corruption war was a joke.
She added, “For Presidency of@MBuhari you have dug the anti-corruption war into a Credibility Deficit HOLE. Will you DIG OUT?@NGRSenate @bukolasaraki.
“Citizens, WE ignore necessity for an EFFECTIVE anti-corruption war at OUR peril. Corruption KILLS.@MBuhari @NGRSenate@bukolasaraki.”