The chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has urged senators from his party in the senate not to oppose acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Makarfi gave this advice in an interview he granted Vanguard where he expressed his personal view on the lingering crisis surrounding Magu’s confirmation.
He said, “We should not politicize the fight against corruption. As a matter of fact, and this is my personal opinion: our PDP senators should not oppose the confirmation of Magu because continuing to oppose him will be over politicizing the case and injuring the institution. If they have reservation on some of his procedures, they should take up such issues with him so that he too can become a better person to do his work more professionally and in tune with the law.
“As chairman of the opposition party, I am saying that we should not politicize this matter. But the senate decision was based on a report by the DSS which indicted him. Who is superior between the president and the DSS? The president said he has had a second look at their report and that he wants the man. Will you say no because his messenger said he is a bad man?”