Malami Never Disowned Osinbajo Over Statement On Nominations

Malami Never Disowned Osinbajo Over Statement On Nominations

The Presidency, on Wednesday night denied a report by online newspaper credited to Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was on his own in the continued stay of Ibrahim Magu as Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman

Malami was said to have told journalists after the regular mid-week meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) that the decision to retain Magu, whose confirmation had been rejected twice by the Senate, was not a collective decision of the government, insinuating that Prof. Osinbajo acted alone.

In two tweets reacting to the report, the Presidency through its official handle: @NGRPresident wrote: “This is false and misleading, @PremiumTimesng. The Attorney General did not at any time or in any way say this.”

Instead, the Presidency said “the Attorney-General’s point is that decisions on Presidential nominations are matters for the Presidency and not the Federal Executive Council.”