Abuja-------- The Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Chief Dan Nwanyawu, says that some corrupt politicians have raised funds to influence the removal of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
Nwanyawu spoke Sunday at a news conference in Abuja.
His words, "This is to alert President Muhammadu Buhari that those coming to tell him to remove Ibrahim Magu are enemies of Nigeria.
“They have set aside hundreds of millions of naira which they want to use and influence government top functionaries.
“We must not let this happen, rather, let Magu’s name be sent to the Senate for confirmation so that he can bite more.
"These people are enemies of Nigeria, they want to destroy the only area this government has done very well.
“They want Magu out because he is not playing to their tune, he is not ready to look the other way.
“They are now sure that they must meet in court to account for their corrupt practices.
“Since they do not want to return the stolen money, they now want Magu out.”
Nwanyawu further said that Magu had done well in acting capacity and would do much more if confirmed as substantive chairman, noting that over N800 billion had been recovered under Magu’s leadership just as properties worth hundreds of billions were forfeited to government.