BREAKING: Tinubu’s appointment of Olukoyode as EFCC chair is unlawful – Atiku’s aide declares

Daniel Bwala, one of the spokespersons for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has declared that the appointment of Ola Olukoyode is unlawful and illegal.

Earlier today, President Bola Tinubu appointed Olukayode as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Politics Nigeria reported that Olukoyode, a Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor, is the first southerner, Christian, and non-officer to lead the EFCC.

Writing on his social media page, Bwala said:

”The appointment of Olukoyode as EFCC chairman by President Bola Tinubu is unlawful and illegal. It runs foul of the provisions of Section 2 of the EFCC ACT, which requires that the person to be appointed as EFCC Chairman must, amongst other things, have

1. Been a serving or retired member of any security or law enforcement agency,

2. Must have 15 years cognate experience of law enforcement, and

3. Must not be below the rank of assistant commissioner of police

”Olukayode is a private legal practitioner and has never worked or belonged to any security or law enforcement agency as a member.

”He does not have 15 years cognate experience as a law enforcement officer and

”His private legal practice years cannot be equated to the rank in law enforcement. He only had a stint as chief of staff to Magu and later became a secretary of the commission, all of which lasted for less than six years.”

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