The Nigerian National Assembly has in a case against it following the rejection of the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC boss, been vindicated and its power to reject the nomination confirmed by a court siting in Abuja.
The Federal High Court was revealed to have confirmed the Senate’s ability to reject the nomination and confirmation of Magu as the anti-corruption agency’s boss.
Revealing the latest development, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi, while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, stated that the Federal High Court ruled in its favor.
He further added that the ruling confirmed that the upper chamber of the National Assembly had the powers to confirm or reject his appointment.
The Senate’s spokesperson maintained: “We are pleased with this judgment and we want to salute Nigeria’s judiciary for always rising up to the occasion to protect our democracy and deepen our democratic processes.”