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Buhari won’t change position on Magu – Presidency source

President Muhammadu Buhari may not heed the call by the Senate for the sack of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, despite ongoing efforts to end their face-off, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt.

The Senate had last week stepped down the confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners whose nominations were sent by Buhari for two weeks over the President’s failure to implement some of the resolutions of the National Assembly.

At the centre of the crisis is Magu’s continued stay in office in acting capacity despite the fact that the Senate had rejected his nomination on two occasions.

The President had on Wednesday set up a committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to look into the face-off with a view to ending it.

But our correspondent learnt on Saturday that despite the peace move, Buhari has not changed his position on Magu.
A Presidency source ruled out the possibility that the President may abandon Magu in order to allow peace to reign.
Punch, April 2, 2017


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