The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fumed over plan by government to promote a former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, despite his alleged indictment for corruption and abuse of office.
PDP said this has further confirmed that the “Presidency is a sanctuary of corruption.”
The party described as outrageous and a direct slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians that the Buhari administration was 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 national publicity secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said, “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.
“The PDP, however, calls on the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Police high command to resist the pressure from the corrupt cabal in the Buhari Presidency to pitch them against Nigerians over Magu but rather commence processes for his prosecution in a court of competent jurisdiction in the interest of justice.
“The PDP further counsels President Buhari not to “ease off” the allegations of corruption against Magu but should make the Justice Salami’s report open and if necessary, prosecute the former EFCC chairman,” the party said.