Abuja - About seven state governors are believed to have been part of the plot to stop the Senate confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Three of them according to The Nation are from the South-south while two are from the South-west.
Two are from the North while one is from the South-east.
One of the governors was said to have vowed to do everything to stop Magu’s confirmation, including emptying the vault of his state.
It was learnt that the governors have also been joined by a few former ministers and ex-governors who are under investigation by the anti-graft commission.
The Red Chamber
on December 15 refused to confirm Magu’s nomination for the job, citing security report.
Fresh information on the Senate action cited the seven governors as part of the Stop Magu Plot.
But in a twist, a northern state governor has launched a lobby to get Magu confirmed.
The governor is at the head of a team of lobbyists trying to prevail on some forces in the presidency to have a rethink on Magu’s choice.
- News 24