2019 Election: Saraki Replies Tinubu, Other APC Chieftains
Senator Bukola Saraki

The immediate former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has denied engaging in any media war with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Concise News had reported that EFCC says no amount of ‘media campaign’ against its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, will stop the prosecution of Saraki.

Advertise With Us

Spokesman for the commission, Tony Orillade, made this known while reacting to a claim credited to Saraki that Magu begged him (Saraki) to confirm his position as EFCC boss.

The anti-graft agency is probing the two-term tenure of Saraki as the governor of Kwara State as well as his four-year administration as the President of the Senate.

However, Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday said the agency had no strong case against him.

Part of the statement read, “We need to reiterate that Dr. Saraki is not interested in obstructing any investigation by the EFCC or any security agency. While the EFCC claims that it is investigating the office of the Senate President between 2015 and 2019, we make bold to say it is just on a wild goose chase.

“That office has nothing to do with contract awards and handling of the finances of the National Assembly. These are functions of the bureaucracy of the National Assembly, otherwise known as the National Assembly Management.”

The statement maintained that Saraki had not engaged in any media war with the EFCC; rather, it claimed that Saraki had been at the receiving end of the media onslaught sponsored from the office of the EFCC.