The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Monday, dismissed reports that he is planning to contest for the post of governor of Borno state.
Magu was reacting to a news item by an online medium entitled: “Exclusive: Buhari Holds Secret Talks With Sheriff To Push For EFCC Magu’s Guber Ambition.”
According to the reports, the EFCC boss was keen on pursuing the ambition to seek “protection from arrest following a series of exposé that would lead to his conviction.”
Reacting in a statement by the spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, Magu said that he was not a politician and should not be classified as one.
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Uwujaren said: “The report is false, malicious and an affront on Mr. Magu’s professional integrity.
“The EFCC chair, who was recently named chairman of heads of anti -corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa, has been exemplary in the discharge of his duties as anti-graft czar and does not need protection from forces which exist only in the fecund imagination of the publisher of the online news portal.
“Moreover, the disingenuous attempt to dress Magu in the garb of a politician is the height of mischief in fiction writing. Mr. Magu is not a politician, and is not nursing any governorship ambition.
“The EFCC chair who said he has taken notice of the consist campaign of calumny against his person by the online platform, disclosed that he has briefed his lawyers to initiate legal action against the news medium, and all others who published the libellous report.”