The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has condemned what it described a ‘pro-corruption elements sponsored’ rally against the confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC saying is disgusting and highly unrepresentative of the position of the civil society organizations and Nigerians generally.
Mr. Debo Adeniran, the Executive Chairman of the Centre said, “the fact that corruption is fighting back as the anti-corruption war rages on just reared its ugly head again today at the National Assembly in Abuja, when beneficiaries of corruption sponsored by their hidden recalcitrant pro-corruption elements staged at ‘protest’ calling for the non-confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of EFCC. This is yet another attempt to frustrate the anti-corruption drive given Magu’s efficiency, effectiveness and courage in steering the EFCC toward ensuring that corruption is excised from the country’s body polity for socio-economic development.”
“The group which calls itself “Global Centre for Conscious Living Against Corruption’, is nothing but an amorphous one which is hitherto unknown in the anti-corruption crusade. The group is an ‘out of the blues’ civil society organization and prior to now, it is not known to have been engaging in civil society efforts to make Nigeria a better country through the anti-corruption drive or any other efforts.”