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Dino Melaye says "It's Over For Magu, Buhari Can Not Send His Name To Senate Again"

Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has said that following the Senate rejection of the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on two different occasions, President Muhammadu Buhari cannot validly re-nominate the same candidate again.

Melaye while commenting on the debate in the media about whether Magu can continue to act as EFCC boss in spite of his failure to be confirmed by the Senate or if the President can renominate him, Melaye said there is a provision of the Senate rules which would not allow members consider Magu for the same position again.

Citing Order 131 of the Senate Rules, Melaye said after the rejection of Magu's nomination, his candidacy is considered lapse and therefore advised the President to consider a fresh nominee who is qualified, in terms of experience, integrity, knowledge and temperament to lead the anti-graft agency.

Order 131 of the Senate Rules states that "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".

The Senator who insisted that Magu did not impress anybody including those Senators who would have been sympathetic to his cause during the confirmation hearing in the Senate urged President Buhari to look for a replacement and avoid actions that may result in violation of the laws of the land.

"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.

"Those drafters of the law who made the provision that the Senate should confirm the nomination of the EFCC chairman did not make any mistake and nobody should observe the law in the breach by getting a person into that office who has not been confirmed..."

22 comments:

  1. useless Senate.... Dem go just dy chop money without doing anything..... See betterman dem no want am

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  2. because you guys are thieves and double minded he wount be qualified,when senate president is corruption personified what do you expect..for me we the people need magu for if another gets there,there will be no more recovery of stolen money rather more sharing of it..na God go help us

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  3. Mr.senilooter keep your mouth shut.

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  4. Y don't they want him to be in that post

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  5. There's no need sending Magus name again.. Except he's the only qualified one in Nigeria to head EFCC

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  6. NAWA FOR YOU OO

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  7. People that leads us are saying black is white if magu is there they can not steal your money what is the big deal if the truth is told.

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  8. He that laugh last, laugh the best
    #Believe

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  9. A very big fool in the Senate nd a bodyguard to Bukola.see sect 171 of Nigerian constitution for detail.

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  10. This Ghana must go wahala ehen what is Ghana must go?

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  11. Disarming the toothless bulldog boss is Really shamefully." When you are pointing 👉 an accusing finger on someone the rest of the fingers are pointing at you". Mr Magu your seniors are against you because of your high handedness and not political in nature so I would advice you to quit.

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  12. They just want him out by all means

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  13. Political wahala..

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  14. Oladimeji Seun19 March, 2017 19:26

    Nigerian sinators are funny set of people, those that suppose to cover their face for shame are making loud noise.

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  15. Dino is just loud mouthed

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  16. Hmm...
    This man is becoming big-mouthed these days...

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  17. Common shout up your mouth, lousy fool always looking for what to say

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