President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, says the process used screening the Ibrahim Magu, nominee sent President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was transparent.

Saraki said this on Tuesday while reacting to insinuation that the senate has premeditated plan to reject Mr. Magu as chairman of the anti-graft agency.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Saraki noted made emphasis that “there is a lot of misunderstanding and blackmail and all is not in the interest of democracy.

“The rejection of candidates presented to the National Assembly is a process. It is a process that is not restricted to the EFCC chairman.

“It is a process that has to do with the Governor of Central Bank, Director-General of Lottery Commission, Electricity Regulatory Commission and other relevant agencies.

“We have approved many people from the executive and we have rejected some and when we reject them, it is not for any personal reason, because it is a process.

“Magu’s screening was on a Wednesday when we air plenary `live’. That is to show you how transparent the Senate was on Magu’s confirmation.

“We screened him on a Wednesday so that all Nigerians can watch,” Saraki said.

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