A statement released by the presidency today October 12, indicated that President Tinubu has approved Olukoyede’s appointment.Daniel Bwala, a former spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council in the 2023 presidential poll has faulted the appointment of Ola Olukoyede as the new EFCC chairman.
According to him, Olukoyede is not qualified for the position.
A statement released by the presidency today October 12, indicated that President Tinubu has approved Olukoyede’s appointment.
In a post shared on his X handle, Bwala argued that Olukoyede lacks the required experience to head the agency.
Bwala went on to say that it may be that Olukayode was appointed for a “mission.”
Read his post below…
”The appointment of Olukayode as EFCC Chairman by PBAT 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 belong 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. Not enough attending seminal courses as a private legal practitioner can equate to 15 years cognate experience contemplated by section 2 of the Act.
HE ONLY HAS A STINT AS CHIEF OF STAFF OF MAGU AND LATER BECAME A SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION, ALL OF WHICH LAST FOR LESS THAN 6 YEARS
This government never cease to amaze Nigerians. Who knows, maybe he is being appointed for a mission. God help NIgeria”