Buhari Rewarding Corruption – PDP Slams President Over Move To Promote Ex-EFCC Boss, Magu
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the plan to consider Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for promotion to the rank of assistant inspector-general (AIG) by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
It was earlier reported that the PSC is considering Magu’s promotion in spite of the recommendation of a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami set up to probe the former EFCC boss.
The main oppposition party, PDP, in a statement by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, said the move to promote Magu is a “direct slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians”.
The party describes as outrageous and a direct slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians that the Buhari administration is reportedly planning to promote Magu to Assistant Inspector General of Police, despite being indicted in the alleged stealing of billions of naira recovered by the EFCC as well as cases of abuse of office in the commission by the Justice Ayo Salami Presidential investigation panel,” the statement reads.
It is indeed ludicrous, though true to its proclivity to cover corruption, that the Buhari Presidency, instead of allowing the law to take its course, is rather rewarding corruption by reportedly planning to promote an individual indicted for treasury looting and compromising of high-profile corruption cases for pecuniary gains.