• Resign, apologise to Nigerians, Junaid Mohammed tells Malami
• AGF’s memo demonstration that Nigeria’s led by grasping officers, PDP chieftain, Sarka
• Malami doesn’t have proper to tug down anybody beneath him — CAN
By Bashir Bello, Kano & Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo, Kaduna
Leading voices within the North, yesterday, expressed divergent views over the memo reportedly written by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to sack chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over sundry offences, starting from diversion of recovered loot, insubordination and lack of management, amongst others.
The leaders, who spoke from Kano and Kaduna, each within the North West, the place Malami hails from, mentioned it was unsuitable for Malami to attempt to deliver down Magu in any respect value, regardless of the dangerous task he has carried out for Nigeria within the final 5 years.
They embrace Dr. Junaid Mohammed, a medical practitioner and politician from Kano, Danjuma Sarki, a top-ranking Peoples Democratic chief in Kaduna and the Kaduna State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev John Joseph Hayab.
Junaid Mohammed, who was a member of the 2014 Constitutional Conference, berated Malami for daring to accuse Magu of fraud, insubordination and disloyalty, apparently as a result of his lack of ability to pocket Magu to lose give attention to the anti-graft warfare.
Mohammed, due to this fact, suggested Malami to resign and tender unreserved apology to Nigerians and President Buhari who appointed him into the exalted place he’s making an attempt to ridicule.
“Malami ought to urgently resign if he feels uncomfortable with Magu, a person hailed and feared by many crooked individuals due to his unwavering disposition within the struggle towards graft.
“In his phrases, if he implies that Magu ought to break the regulation and permit him (the AGF) to behave arbitrarily and put his personal consideration over the nationwide consideration and provision of the legal guidelines; if he isn’t glad and he will need to have complained to the President and the President has not deemed it match to take away Magu, Malami ought to have widespread sense and customary decency to resign.
“After all he is a political appointee. President Buhari would not sack one of them. But he, the AGF, should resign because he is the one who is unhappy by making such scandalous statement aimed at belittling Magu. But it is actually the President that he is belittling, not Magu.”
On allegation that Magu just isn’t clear sufficient by paying extra money from recovered loot into the CBN than what he claimed, Dr. Junaid mentioned: “They ought to examine and we must be very cautious as a result of what the Attorney General of Federation, Malami, says or does is suspect as a result of he has by no means had different points with Magu.
”The vital factor to comprehend is that we should comply with the regulation. The regulation doesn’t give the form of leverage to anyone to open his mouth and accuse anyone. If the AGF has began a media propaganda marketing campaign towards the principal officer of probably the most vital businesses of presidency, then there have to be one thing essentially unsuitable.”
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But a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Kaduna, Danjuma Sarki, mentioned the memo launched by Malami to President Buhari was a sign that looting and re-looting of Nigerians’ widespread patrimony was nonetheless rampant, regardless of Buhari’s declare of combating graft.
“The variety of excessive profile corruption circumstances and the suspects who had been allowed to go scot-free by this administration by way of intentional act and poorly prosecuted circumstances are alarming and may fear the federal government which claims to be combating corruption.
“This is a testimony of the failure of the President himself and the people he has entrusted with responsibilities. It is rather unfortunate that Nigeria is being led by incompetent and greedy people who are working at cross purposes for their personal interests,” Sarki mentioned.
On his half, the Chairman of the Kaduna State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev John Joseph Hayab, berated the AGF for taking a matter he ought to have referred to as Magu and mentioned privately right into a scandalous memo with none proof to show his allegations towards a subordinate.
Hayab famous: “We should not enable this poor custom of portraying each appointee in unhealthy mild simply to have her or him eliminated or have their profession destroyed. One good factor you need to give credit score to this present administration just isn’t dashing to take away any appointee simply because some persons are talking unwell of him.