The Association of Youths of Nigeria Against Corruption (AYONAC) and the Nigeria Youth Advocate for Justice, yesterday, berated the senate for what they called “ intimidating the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to sack the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.”
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the group’s Assistant Coordinator, Ambassador Phil Roberts, said they considered the senate’s call as an invitation for anarchy if not withdrawn.
He said that since the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls in 2015, there had been conspiracies from quarters sponsored by elements within and outside the APC to jeopardise the government’s effort in taming protracted corrupt practices and its attendant evil that had bedevilled the country.
Roberts said that the senate, under the leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki, was not helping matters, “having demonstrated to be sworn enemy of the present administration’s fight against corruption by rejecting Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as substantive Chairman of the EFCC.
“Despite what Mr. Magu is doing to re-engineer and reposition the war against graft, a development that has won President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration both national and international accolades, some elements in the polity, especially the highest legislative body in Nigeria, the senate, for reasons best known to them, have continuously refused to see any redeeming feature in it,” the coalition said.