Magu’s Rejection: Reps urge Buhari to challege Senate in court
The House of Representatives has urged the Presidency to seek interpretation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Act before a court, following the Senate’s rejection of Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman.
I a motion sponsored by House Minority Leader, Hon. Leo Ogor on the “need to prevent erosion of the Doctrine of Separation of Power” and seconded by Hon. Magaji Da’u representing Birni-Kudu/Buji federal constituency, the House also resolved that the executive should refrain from making statements that connote the usurpation of the judiciary’s powers considering it negative effects on the doctrine of separation of powers.
Moving the motion, Ogor explained that by the clear provision of Section 2 (3) of the EFCC Act, the chairman of the anti-corruption agency shall be nominated by the President subject to the confirmation of the Senate.
“Convinced that the EFCC Act is an Act of the National Assembly that can only be set aside by a court of competent jurisdiction, and until that happens, the law remains in force and binding on all persons and authorities in the country.
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