Presidency dismisses reported feud between Osinbajo, Saraki

Presidency dismisses reported feud between Osinbajo, Saraki

- Nigerian Senate threatens to impeach Acting President Yemi Osinbajo if he fails to remove Ibrahim Magu

- Reports circulating in the social media have it that the acting president has replied Senator Bukola Saraki over the Senate’s stand on Magu

- The presidency states that reports claiming Osinbajo replied Saraki is a mischievous attempt to cause disaffection between government leaders

The presidency has dismissed reports of an on-going feud between acting president Yemi Osinbajo and Senate president Bukola Saraki.

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NAIJ.com recalls that the Nigerian Senate reportedly threatened to impeach Acting President Yemi Osinbajo if he fails to remove Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was sequel to a comment credited Osinbajo that the executive appointments did not require legislative approval based on Section 171 of the constitution.

However, reports circulating in the social media have it that the acting president had replied Senator Bukola Saraki over the Senate’s stand on Magu.

But the presidency has dismissed such reports as fake and false.

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The media aide to the acting president, Laolu Akande in a statement on twitter on Thursday, July 6 said purported reports that Osinbajo had replied Saraki was a mischievous attempt to cause disaffection between government leaders.

Meanwhile, the threat to impeach Acting President Yemi Osinbajo if he fails to remove Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the EFCC has pitched the Senate against some Nigerians as they accuse Bukola Saraki of planning to truncate the nation’s democracy.

The Nation reports that while blasting the Senate for its decision, some of the Nigerians said the Senate does not possess such powers to direct Osinbajo, who is only acting, to remove Magu.

The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Chairman, Prof Itse Sagay, warned the Senate to be prepared for the consequences of bringing down the government.

Sagay said adding that no law empowered the Senate to direct Prof Osinbajo to remove Magu.

Watch as the EFCC organised a march tagged ‘walk against corruption’ in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Source: Naij.com

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