Reno Omokri, the former spokesperson to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the appointment of Mohammed Umar as the of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the absence of the suspended acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.
The former Presidential aide questioned the decision of the presidency to appoint a Northerner in the absence of Magu.
Omokri in a post on his Twitter account wondered if no Southerner was credible enough to head the anti-graft agency.
The suspended EFCC boss is being probed by a panel constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations of corrupt practices.
This is coming after corrupt allegations were raised against Magu by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Omokri in his reaction on Twitter said, “Is there any law that says @officialEFCC Chairmen can only come from the North? Magu goes and is replaced with another Northerner, Mohammed Umar.”
“There have now been 5 chairmen. Each has been a Northern Muslim. What‘s happening? Are there no credible Southerners?”