Why Buhari cannot renominate Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman - Dino Melaye | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Senator Dino Melaye has stated that it is against the law for President Muhammadu Buhari to renominate Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman after he has been rejected by the senate for the second time.


Citing Order 131 of the Senate Rules, Melaye said after the rejection of Magu’s nomination, his candidacy is considered lapsed.

Order 131 of the Senate Rules states: “Nominations neither confirmed nor rejected during the session or within 21 working days in the case of Ministerial nominees shall be returned by the Clerk to the National Assembly to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and shall not again be made to the Senate by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Melaye said: “Those suggesting to the President that after failing to scale the confirmation process twice, the President should leave Magu to be acting are only recommending violation of the law, disrespect for due process and perpetration of illegality. All these will only undermine democracy and constitutionalism in our country.

He added, "Magu is not the last messiah. He can’t be the only competent person for the job out of 170 million Nigerians. Should he voluntarily decline the appointment today, will EFCC fold up?”

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  1. It's absurd for the President to renominate Magu for the third time. It will be insanity unprecedented. Buhari can't and shouldn't impose Magu on Nigerians for whatever reasons of his.

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    1. But the Saraki/Melaye cabal can impose themselves on us in spite of their various indictments and trials? This is sad and dangerous. I blame Buhari, I pity Nigeria

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    2. But the Saraki/Melaye cabal can impose themselves on us in spite of their various indictments and trials? This is sad and dangerous. I blame Buhari, I pity Nigeria

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  2. If there is any absurdity been perpetrated here it is by the senate who adjudged a man guilty when he was never tried by any law court while the same senate institution is presided over by a man standing trial for massive corruption. Me thought, whatever is good for the goose is also good for the gander?

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  3. You should know that Senate rule cannot counter constitution of Nigeria, if constitution allowed PMB re nominate or live him as acting, that Senate rule have perish

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