Saadu Alanamu reacts to ICPC nomination withdrawal

By Mumini AbdulKareem

Former Governing Board chairman of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Dr Saadu Koroagba Alanamu, last night reacted to the alleged withdrawal of his nomination by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo as member of the board of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

Alanamu who had also chaired the governing board of the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin and Oro was last week appointed by the Acting President alongside Hajia Maimuna Aliyu and others.

But the federal government, yesterday, disclosed that it has withdrawn the nomination of the two members of the board; Alanamu and Aliyu following reports that they were being investigated on corruption charges.

The disclosure was made by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, via his twitter handle.

According to Akande, “We are stepping down two of the new ICPC board nominees who have ongoing investigation issues with the commission as this presents a conflict.‎

“‎While existence of allegations or petitions against someone shouldn’t necessarily disqualify them from considerations for appointments.

“This case presents a peculiarity as we have confirmed that the agency in which they are to serve is indeed investigating them,” the statement added.

However Alanamu in a telephone chat on the issue with National Pilot, last night, said he had not been officially notified about the development, adding that he is free as far as the investigation is concerned.

“I can’t be passing comment on the said nomination withdrawal that is yet to be communicated to me, so let’s wait till official notification and when we are sure of what is on ground.

“But as far as the allegation is concerned, I’m free. Let them do their investigations but for now, I don’t even know what is on ground”, Alanamu added.

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