PROF. Itself Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, PACAC, on September 27, described the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as ‘‘come and chop’’ politicians.
Sagay’s statement came after the APC said he has no iota of respect for President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the political appointee indicted his boss by describing the leadership of the ruling party as “weak” and “unprincipled”.
In a statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, national publicity secretary of APC, lamented that the senior advocate feels accountable to only his ego, and is independent of everyone and every institution in the APC government.
Reacting, Sagay stated that John Odigie-Oyegun, APC national chairman, and Abdullahi are destroying the party because of their loyalty to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, reminding them that they are national leaders of a ruling party because of Buhari.
In a statement he posted online, the PACAC chairman said: “I am an accomplished man long before any appointment. I am not a ‘‘come and chop’’ politician like you lot.
My loyalty is to the President and not to the party which has continued to fail under the leadership of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
“To start with, I am not a ‘come and chop’ person as you are. I did not come to ‘chop’; so the party is not doing me a favour. You are the ones that have come to ‘chop’.
“Secondly, my criticism of APC is not against President Buhari who I think is a man of great honour, integrity and whom I admire and who inspires me.
“I took this job because of Buhari and Osinbajo, who I admire greatly. The people I am referring to in my criticism are John Odigie-Oyegun and one Bolaji Abdullahi, who is (Senate President Bukola) Saraki’s Man Friday. They are dining with the devil who wants to destroy the party.
“They are appeasers, who are acting the way (former) British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, appeased Adolf Hitler and in the process, they will destroy the party because they are weak and unable to confront evil and they will end up helping that Hitler to destroy the party.
“What is APC without Buhari, Osinbajo and Tinubu? The Oyegun-led executive, which is doing a policy of appeasement, will destroy the party.”
– Sept 28, 2017 @ 8:40 GMT /