New SGF, Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal's cousin, says Junaid Mohammed

New SGF, Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal's cousin, says Junaid Mohammed

New SGF, Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal's cousin, says Junaid Mohammed

National Publicity Secretary of the party said while reacting g to the sack of Lawal said the President has done the needful.

The panel investigated allegations against the hitherto suspended Lawal and Oke.

The president had ordered the suspension of the two former senior government officials in April and set up a three-man panel headed by the Vice President to Investigative the allegations against them.

Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

"I believe in the integrity of each member of the eight senate where I have the privilege to be the deputy senate leader".

He told Punch: "Before you begin to celebrate the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new SGF, do you know that he is in fact, Babachir Lawal's first cousin?"

"Today, we have been vindicated".

"The issues surrounding Maina emanated from this senate". Can we now not have the authority to shout a sign of vindication?

"I am proud of this Senate and I will remain proud of this Senate even in my grave".

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"There are some corruption investigations going on in the senate, committees ensure that your investigations are concluded on time and you submit you reports", he said.

"In conclusion, it is important for Nigerians to understand that it does them no good to embark on denigration of institutions that are vested with the responsibilities to discharge these things especially the National Assembly".

"In the cause of their continued investigation, if they have any matters they come across that are prosecutable, the president will not stop anybody from being prosecuted".

"It has been a tough journey to defend the institution".

"I think this matter settles squarely all of those questions about this war against corruption being a partisan one and that it is those who are close to the president that are being spared, no".

"When we started it was just blackmail, we will continue in our commitment to fight corruption, non-selective".

He said that the outcome of the investigation had vindicated the Senate in its poise to expose and fight corruption wherever it was found.

While some hold the opinion that prosecuting the officials would have been a more suitable sanction for the offences they allegedly committed, the President's aid explained that if the need arose for them to be prosecuted then the president had no power to prevent that from happening.

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