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Misau says ‘this attorney-general’, Malami, is becoming a ‘nuisance’


Isah Misau, the senator representing Bauchi Central at the National Assembly, says Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), is “becoming a nuisance”.

Speaking during the plenary on Wednesday, Misau condemned Malami’s role in the recall of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, and his legal moves to stop the Senate from investigating the matter

He also asked to know why Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has not been charged to court months after his indictment by a committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

He said it was time the legislative arm of government started doing more than adopting resolutions, as that alone would not solve the country’s problems.

Misau said many appointments by the executive were not on merit, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari appears not to be in total control of his government.

“It is high time for us to do. If it’s about talking here or holding conferences, it would not solve this problem. We should look at security, who and who are holding offices, are they appointed by merit?” he queried.

“So many appointments in this government are not on merit. Some people have taken over the government as if they are even above the President.

“We say we are fighting corruption. Babachir Lawal that the Vice-President’s committee indicted… why can’t they take him to court and all of us are here keeping quiet. People who have not done anything are always in court.

“This attorney-general (Abubakar Malami) is becoming a nuisance, going to court to stop Maina’s and we are still here.”

Misau also said that a minister had been leading a scheme seeking to oust Bukola Saraki as President of the Senate, on the suspicion that he (Saraki) was planning to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC)

“When we were on holiday, so many people were going behind that they should try and remove the Senate President. During this holiday, a minister was spearheading that thing,” Misau said.

“What is the reason? They said that the Senate President would leave APC, that they should create problems for him. What kind of country is this? Everything is about religion, about tribe.”

Misau, a retired police officer, is currently facing libel charges before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory following allegations he made against Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police.

He had alleged that Idris pockets billions of naira in bribe money from big companies and wealthy Nigerians to provide them with police security.

Misau also said that Idris grants special promotions to mainly officers from his Nupe ethnic group.

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