The Presidency has distanced itself from the speech Governor El Rufai made about Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently.
Insiders at the Presidency squealed to Eagle Online that the governor has not been granted audience by President Muhammadu Buhari ever since he wrote the controversial letter to PMB.
Sources also revealed that the governor met with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo late evening July 5th in the company of the Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Odigie Oyegun and he informed the Acting President that he will be launching a building he built for the EFCC in his state and at no time did Osinbajo delegated him to represent him or give a speech in his capacity.
This reportedly explained why the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande immediately debunked the rumour the following day.
This was the governor speech at the opening of EFCC’s zonal office in Kaduna recently: “So long as Buhari remained Nigeria’s President, Magu would continue to work as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).”
“Mr. Chairman, two weeks ago, I discussed the EFCC and your appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and he told me he has every confidence in you and every confidence in the commission and the work that you have been doing, and as long as he is president you remain the chairman of the EFCC.”
“Last night, I spoke with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who reconfirmed the position of the President and told me that as long as he remained the Acting President or Vice President, Ibrahim Magu would remain the chairman of the EFCC.”