Row Over Magu,Other Nominees: What Malami, Lai Actually Said After FEC Meeting

In the midst of controversy over what Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami actually  said after the FEC meeting concerning the row over Senate’s refusal to confirm  Presidency’s nominees,including Acting EFCC boss,Ibrahim Magu, others, we have chosen to serve our readers with a reporter’s transcript of what the AGF and Lai Mohammed  said on Wednesday.

Malami: “The fundamental consideration about the alleged statement is the fact that at no point ever did the Federal Executive Council sit down to arrive at the decision in one way or the other as far as the issue of nomination or otherwise is concerned. So I do not think it constitutes an issue for the Federal Executive Council to make any clarification about because it has never been considered by the FEC. So the minister of information will throw more light on the matter.”

Lai Mohammed: “..Clearly it came up. The fact of the matter is that we have a very excellent mechanism for resolving whatever issues is between us and the National Assembly. That is being addressed.

“Whatever may be the problem between the executive and the national assembly we have an excellent mechanism for resolving it. I don’t think we need to go to specific statements as to what was said by A or B, we believe that government is not one arm, but both the legislative, executive and judiciary arms, whatever might be the problem we are resolving it and we are addressing it.”


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