Magu: Presidency Can’t Disown Itself, Malami Explains

Magu: Presidency Can’t Disown Itself, Malami Explains

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Mallami, on Thursday evening added his voice to the denial of media reports in which he was quoted as saying the Federal Executive Council disowns Acting President Yemi Osinbajo over his statement on the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as executive chairman of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In a terse statement, Malami explained that it is impossible for the Acting President, who is indeed the Presidency personified to be disowned by the same Presidency.

In the statement he signed personally, Malami said “all matters relating to Presidential Appointments and Nominations are strictly a matter for the Presidency to handle.

“They are not for the Federal Executive Council, and are therefore not discussed at FEC level. This was the point I made yesterday at the press briefing, and which was unfortunately distorted by the media,” he explained, urging the media to remain honest and accurate while informing the public, refraining from distorting or sensationalizing the news.

Instead, he also tasked media men instead, to seek clarification when in doubt.