Magu the EFCC boss has been asked to step down by the People’s Democratic Party, the PDP, responded to an invitation from the DSS engaging the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
The PDP, in a statement shared on official Twitter on Monday said that Magu needs to gently step down as the acting Chairman if he don’t want to go to jail.
The party said Magu now had to take a step down to completely destroy the evidence against him.
The PDP called on the administration, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to show the reality of its war on corruption by allowing the EFCC’s acting chairman to be investigated without hindrance.
The party said it knew Nigerians were being questioned by the EFCC director.
The main opposition party said that the fact that Magu was accompanied by his lawyer showed that the “invitation” was off the agenda.
“The PDP, the development around the official of EFCC chairman and his desperate attempt to cover up or disseminate the Commission’s investigation only raises more holistic questions about Magu’s activities at the EFCC,” he said.
“Just last month, the federation’s attorney general and justice minister, Abubakar Malami, left a memoir accusing Magu of embezzling and fraudulently seizing funds seized by the officials of EFCC.”
The PDP said it was closely monitoring developments with Nigerians and that the international community expects the president, led by Buhari, to have the courage to conduct a thorough investigation and present the results to the public.
The PDP called on the Buhari administration to order Magu to step aside, saying it would protect the integrity of the EFCC chairman’s office.
“Furthermore, with allegations and investigation, Magu has lost his moral integrity in order to continue to lead the anti-corruption agency. He must step aside until he finds himself innocent.”
Magu is said to have blushed over allegations against him and the panel is now looking if he will humbly step down or face more investigations that may Land him in jail.