On Friday, Bola Tinubu’s appointment of Ola Olukoyede as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) met with disapproval from Nigerian lawyer Liborous Oshoma.
Ajuri Ngelale, the Presidential spokesperson, conveyed the news through a statement on Thursday.
In the wake of the appointment, doubts emerged regarding Olukoyede’s qualifications for the Chairman’s role at the EFCC.
In a discourse on Arise TV, Oshoma expressed his views that President Tinubu’s administration intends to undermine the law concerning the EFCC Chairman’s appointment, a position he described as straightforward.
Oshoma stressed that the present government, despite being fully aware of the nation’s numerous challenges when they were in opposition, had failed to address those issues upon gaining power.
In view of the recent appointment, Oshoma urged the Federal Government to adopt necessary modifications and extend an apology to the Nigerian people.
In his words, “Regrettably, this administration had a deep understanding of Nigeria’s problems when they were not in power and made promises of improving the situation if given the opportunity, but sadly now that they are ruling, the nation’s condition has further deteriorated.
“No one is speaking up about the principles they once advocated: fiscal federalism, decentralization of the country, amendments to the electoral law to abolish the presumption of regularities in favor of INEC, among others. Now, when it comes to a straightforward appointment like the EFCC chairmanship, they are trying to bypass the law. Instead of admitting their oversight, apologizing to Nigerians with an assurance of rectification, they are forcing it on the people, twisting the rule of law.”