Senate Summons Sagay Over 'Childish' Comments
The battle of wits between the Presidency and the Senate appears to be thickening.
The upper legislative chamber has summoned the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, over comments on its activities.
Sagay had made a comment about a decision by the Senate to suspend the confirmation of nominees of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Senate said the action followed the refusal of President Buhari to sack Ibrahim Magu as the boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after the Senate refused to confirm him.
Sagay had described the decision as childish and irresponsible.
He had also stated that the Senate will regret its decision.
The Senate on Wednesday, after a Point of Order raised by the Deputy Leader, Bala ibn Na’allah, calling the attention of senators to the newspaper report, decided to summon Sagay.
The Senators resolved that Sagay should appear before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, led by Senator Samuel Anyanwu to clear himself of the allegation and explain why he insulted the Senate as an Institution.
The Committee was given 4 weeks to report back to the Senate.