The Federal Government on Sunday disclosed that it has withdrawn the nomination of two members of the Board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.
Those whose nominations were withdrawn are Maimuna Aliyu and Sa’ad Alanamu.
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 should’nt 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.”
Following their nominations by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo last week, reports came up claiming that the two appointees were being investigated on corruption charges.