Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC,
Prof Itse Sagay SAN on Wednesday described leaders of the ruling All
Progressive Congress, APC, as ‘‘come and chop’’ politicians.
Sagay was responding to APC’s statement where he was called a “rogue
elephant” for describing the leadership of the party as weak and
The APC had stated that Sagay 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
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji
Abdullahi, the party lamented that the senior advocate feels accountable
to only his ego, and is independent of everyone and every institution in
the APC government.
In his reaction, Sagay stated that the APC National Chairman, Chief John
Odigie-Oyegun 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 pledged his loyalty to
the President and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, adding that the APC
has continued to fail under the leadership of Oyegun.
According to Sagay, “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