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Here is Why Outgoing Govs, Senators wants Magu out ahead of May 29

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Ahead of Could 29 exit date, some governors, ministers, and senators are pushing for the elimination of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

They’re mounting strain on some Presidency officers to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to “ease out” Magu.

It was learnt that many governors are jittery about Magu’s retention, following the scientific investigation of the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

That is the third time in two years that attempt has been made to present Magu the push from office by some politicians who’re against Buhari administration’s anti-corruption campaign.

There was a plot in January to ship Magu on a course on the Nationwide Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on or earlier than the conclusion of the final elections.

The most recent move is to sack Magu on or earlier than May 29 when a few of the governors would have accomplished their eight-year tenure.

A source, who spoke in confidence with our correspondent, mentioned those that wished Magu out had been alleging that the EFCC chairman’s stay won’t help the curiosity of the All Progressives Congress (All Progressive Congress) in 2023.

The source mentioned: “The arrowheads, together with outgoing governors, have begun smear campaigns to poison the minds of Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, in opposition to Magu.

“They’re mentioned to be counting on three bogus/ fake stories towards Magu allegedly submitted to the Presidency by an unknown authorities agency.

“They’re additionally alleging lack of loyalty in opposition to Magu, claiming that he’s working in opposition to All Progressive Congress’s curiosity from now until 2023.

“They cite howefcc’s probe led to Onnoghen’s sudden resignation. They allege that Magu can go to any size to reveal them, particularly the outgoing governors, after they depart office.

“They’re of the opinion that since they’ve skeletons in their cabinets, Magu can prosecute them as soon as he’s nonetheless in office.

“The promoters of the plot have co-opted politically uncovered individuals within the APC and the People\'s Democratic Party.”

It was learnt that some Senators have additionally teamed up with aggrieved political workplace holders on the anti-Magu campaign.

The source added: “Some senators are jittery over potential affirmation of Magu after May 29, as they’re afraid that he could go after them as soon as they lose their privileged positions.

“They’re conscious that there are pending investigations in opposition to them, together with over N1trillion unexecuted constituency initiatives. Magu is uncompromising on this regard.

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