Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, of digging the anti-corruption war into a credibility hole.
Ezekwesili, was reacting via her twitter handle, @obyezeks, to the second rejection of Ibrahim Magu, as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Her outburst came barely a few hours when the Senate acting on the report by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, rejected Magu for the second time.
She said between the Presidency of Buhari, and the Senate of Bukola Saraki: “whatever game is being played with the EFCC, is a national disgrace.”
Ezekwesili, said the Presidency should explain to citizens why President Buhari who is privy to the DSS report on Magu, re-nominated him to the Senate.
The former Minister, also lashed out at the Senate saying: “I don’t know what percentage of citizens still have any expectation of good from the Senate of Bukola Saraki. That is all the feedback they deserve.”
She added: “A government that campaigned on anti-corruption is making a mockery of its war. Pitiful”
Recall, that the Senate had based their decision to reject Magu who was re-nominated by the President, on another report by the DSS.
However, in a letter re-nominating Magu, the President had said that a report by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, had cleared the EFCC boss.