Nigeria’s Acting President,Yemi Osinbajo’s comment on the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was not the real reason why the Senators drew a battle line with the acting President.
Daily Trust reliably gathered from high level sources at the Senate that there are reasons considered as “unpardonable sins of the acting President” for their stance against Osinbajo
Osinbajo’s comment on Magu, the sources said, was only used as a cover up to justify the hostile action.
His sins are:
1. Federal Government’s appeal of the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in the asset declaration case against the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.
2. Ongoing bid to recall Senator Dino Melaye in Kogi West by members of his constituents was being considered as ploy to get at Saraki.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is being teleguided by the Presidency and Melaye is his (Saraki) top loyalist,” a source told DailyTrust.
3. The third reason was the issue of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, who he said was acting the script of the acting President “to abuse the National Assembly and shortchanged five out of the six geopolitical zones.”
The senators are not happy because Acting President has refused to call Fashola to order.