Fmr Senate President Asks Magu, Lawal To Resign Now

Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Chairman
Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Former Senate President, Adolphus  Wabara, has urged the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu,  as well as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to act honourably and resign their appointments in order to face the corruption allegations leveled against them by the Department of State Services, DSS and the Senate respectively.

Wabara made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja,

The former lawmaker recalled that he had been in a similar situation during his tenure as Senate President and he had to resigned.

“They should go,” he said, “When Obasanjo alleged corruption matter against me I resigned. I resigned to face it. So I mean you resign.

“Whatever position anybody is occupying is not his father’s position. If there is a moral issue, it doesn’t even have to be proven. You give way to fight it,” Wabara said.

The former Senate President pointed out that the allegations against both senior public office holders were not issues of witch-hunting as the reports did not emanate from the Senate.

    He said: “If it is happening to a senator, Nigerians will say yes go ahead and do it but this reports are coming from outside of Senate.

    “They did not go there to write or originate the reports and it is their right, it is the right of the Senate to work on any report that they receive judiciously.

    “It is for them (the Senate) to investigate and determine the veracity of that report.

    “If the report is really against the SGF, for moral reasons he should go,’’ Wabara maintained.

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