- Malami distanced the Federal Executive Council from a statement reportedly made by Osinbajo that the Senate has no power over Magu's nomination
- Nigerian presidency when asked about Malami statement denied that the AGF said so
- However, an audio evidence has surfaced to prove Malami truly made the statement
An audio of Attorney General of Nigeria disassociating Federal Council Executive from a statement by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo that Senate has no powers to confirm some nominees has surfaced.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Audio surfaced after presidency insisted that Malami was misquoted by online media.
Recall that there were reports that AGF Malami said at no time did the Federal Executive Council take a position on whether the Senate has the right to approve Magu's nomination or not.
Malami said: "The fundamental consideration about the alleged statement (by Osinbajo) is the fact that at no point ever did the Federal Executive Council sit down to arrive at the decision in one way or the other as far as the issue of nomination or otherwise is concerned.
"So I do not think it constitutes an issue for the Federal Executive Council to make any clarification about because it has never been considered by the FEC."
Listen to the Audio tape below:
NAIJ.com earlier reported that presidency denied that Malami made this statement. In a series of tweets, presidency accused online publication, Premium Times, of misrepresenting the statement of the AGF.
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The presidency referred to the publication by the online journal as false and misleading.
It went on to claim that “The Attorney-General’s point is that decisions on Presidential nominations are matters for the Presidency & not the Federal Executive Council.”
However, an audio record has surfaces of a question and answer interview between Leon Osigbe, a journalist of Tribune and AGF Malami saying the exact statement accredited to him by online media.
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