The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said any Minister who publicly disagrees with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo risks being sacked for insubordination.
Sagay said this in a statement on Thursday, while reacting to a statement made by Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, over the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman.
He stated that the opinion of the President or Acting President was final.
“The Executive Council of the Federation, also known as FEC, cannot have views that are separate or different from those of the President, or where applicable, the Acting President; otherwise, that will constitute gross insubordination and misconduct that can lead to dismissal.
“Therefore, the slant being given to the statement of the Attorney General of the Federation, namely; that the Executive Council of the Federation is entitled to meet in order to express an opinion or view on a matter on which the President or Acting President has already expressed his views or opinions is wrong, misleading and totally unconstitutional,” Sagay said.
Malami had taken a different stance from Osinbajo on Magu’s appointment.
In an interview with State House correspondents, Malami said Osinbajo’s statement that Magu did not need Senate confirmation was a personal opinion and not that of the Federal Executive Council.