Former President of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has said the Senate under his leadership did not confirm some appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari out of ”due diligence.”
Saraki stated this in a tweet on Wednesday, while responding to a tweet by the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu.
Momodu had described the former Kwara State governor as one of the “most intelligent” leaders in Nigeria.
Saraki said the actions of the Senate under him was about the country and not a personal agenda.
Former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was one of the president’s nominees rejected by the Saraki-led Senate.
The Saraki-led senate refused to confirm Magu as the substantive chairman of the commission, citing a report by the Department of State Services (DSS) which accused him of corruption in 2017.
But Magu has now been indicted of corruption by a presidential panel that probed him after the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami wrote a memo to Buhari, accusing the former anti-graft boss of gross malfeasance.