Why we cannot defend Osinbajo over nominees’ confirmation – AGF, Malami


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, distanced itself from the comments of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on the confirmation of nominations made by the Executive.

In April, Osinbajo stated that he was in support of the view of human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, that the Executive did not need to send the name of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the Senate for confirmation.

But fielding questions from reporters after the FEC meeting today, Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said the cabinet cannot defend what it did not decide on.

“Although the issue came up for discussion at the cabinet meeting, since the cabinet was not particularly connected, it cannot begin to defend what it did not decide on,” Malami said, according to TheCable.

“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.”


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