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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Magu: Withdraw your statement against us now- Senate tells Osinbajo

The senate today asked acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, to withdraw a statement he made sometime in April that based on Section 171 of the Constitution, the executive doesn't require legislative approval for the confirmation of some political appointments.

Shortly after the senate rejected the nomination of acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, for the second time, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, granted an interview to some journalists in Abuja where he said this (Read here).


"I’m fully in support of Magu as the EFCC chairman just as the president is. It is up to the senate to make their judgement, and it is up to us say what we want to do. If our candidate is rejected, we can rep-resent him. No law says we can’t rep-resent him. And again, there is the other argument, whether or not we need to present him for confirmation and that’s a compelling argument from Femi Falana. His argument is that under the constitution, section 171, and if you look at that section, it talks about the appointments that the president can make. They include appointments of ministers, ambassadors and heads of agencies such as the EFCC. In that same section 171, the constitution rightly said that certain appointments must go to the senate such as ministerial and ambassadorial appointments. Those of heads of agencies like the EFCC do not have to go to the senate. That’s what the constitution says. But the EFCC act, which of course as you know is inferior, says that EFCC chairman should go to the senate for confirmation. I am sure that even a pocket book lawyer knows that when a legislation conflicts with constitution, it’s the constitution that prevails"he said in the interview
During plenary today, a letter from his office seeking the confirmation of Lanra Gbajabiamila as Chairman of the National Lottery Commission, was read by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary. The senators rejected the request, arguing that Osinbajo who had earlier said they have no powers to confirm some appointees, cannot be forwarding names for confirmation to them. They asked him to withdraw his statement just as they suspended all issues relating to confirmation from the Executive until such matters of confirmation as contained in the constitution were strictly adhered to.

23 comments:

Barry said...

They want to finish us in this country o. If they impeach him how are we suppose to survive till 2019 to vote them out. On a lighter note i think they should remove him and

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inaugurate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu so that he will test the mantle of leadership and realize to be a leader is not by being hypocritical.

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Anonymous said...

Senate of crooks.
We need to restructure and abolish the senate.
Either that or the nation will revolt en masse.
Watch this space.

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Chigozie said...

EFCC brought up whistle blower policy and it yielded result and everyone cover up their loopholes. since then, no single investigation again. That man is not competent Jor.

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he's only good in witch hunting. Time to turn the effects of the poor decisions of this inept government on a poor VP.

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Manuel Kunmi said...

Who are these kids leading our country sef

Anonymous said...

The most dangerous state a nation could find herself is when clueless politicians are in power. When are they going to suspend all requests from the Executives because the people don't have Good, shelter, light, security and the rest ? Also letters of appointment for confirmation keeping going to the House for confirmation the people there presently appointed and confirmed what have they achieved ? The news media is always crime and social event stories not a government official doing this or that for the people's betterment-by the way not sharing rice and oil !

Danasabe said...

They have seen that Buhari is not around and the greedy Saraki and his people are looking for a way to start a battle with Osibanjo. Osibanjo should use his legal expertise to hit these people. Rubbish!!! If they try this nonsense with Osibanjo, I will personally lead a squad to that national assembly.

tsalz said...

Senate dey fear their ass

Vivian Reginalds said...

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kas Igies said...

Bukola Saraki is eyeing the presidency!!! take note Nigerians, those guys are not playing, if they impeach the VP he is next in line of power.

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Anonymous said...

We need a Rawlings desperately in Nigeria. Someone who can just take out all the political trash - beginning with the Senate.

Anonymous said...

If they try this foolish act with osibanjo, they will all run away. If they come in one way, they will scatter in seven ways. Desperate people

Anonymous said...

Can anything good come out of this present Senate, the hallow chambers of crooks and disgusting reprobate.Saraki is pushing his luck too far, this country belongs to all of us.He doesn't seem to understand what time it is. Shame on these thieves , legislooters

Agbomen said...

Bukola Saraki! Bukola Saraki!!. As long as he is Senate President, Nigerians will continue to experience all these unnecessary drama, with our senators as cast nd crew. Watch out.

Anonymous said...

bloody legislooters!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rude Dwarf Midget Fake Pastor Fake Professor Osinbajo is a vain and foolish man, who will face the wrath of God along with his idolatrous effigies, dullardeen Muhammadu Buhari and looter Bola Tinubu. God will smite them, Nigerians have never had it so bad.

Lastborn Usman said...

It would be best for military to take over power and I'm really assure that this would happen on before 2019.

Anonymous said...

Fully supported....nuel

Anonymous said...

Nawa for u ooo, who is talking about impeachment here.. Olodo

dee boi said...

U must be one of these frustrated Igbo people we have for dis blog... dee

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