The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has said ascribing his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is “pure rubbish”.
This is the latest in Sagay’s series of attacks against the APC leadership.
It would be recalled that the PACAC Chairman had previously taken a swipe at Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of the party, describing him as a “come and chop politician.”
He had also accused the APC of accepting and associating itself with corrupt politicians.
As if his attacks on the party were not enough, Sagay, in a recent interview, discredited the party leadership as being influential to his appointment by the president.
“I have responded to all these allegations by saying I am not a ‘come and chop’ politician. So, they cannot say I was done any particular service by being appointed to this position or to say I was brought out of obscurity into prominence,” said the presidential adviser.
“I accepted this position from President Buhari, a man I have tremendous respect for because I wish to serve, not because I have anything to gain. So, for anyone to say that the party, APC, got me there is totally wrong and pure rubbish. The party never got me there. The party was not in any way involved in my appointment.
“It was the president who directly appointed me. That was why I told the APC leadership led by John Odigie-Oyegun that I am not a ‘come and chop’ politician like them. So, the question of losing a position can never arise in my life.
“They are not happy with what I am saying or doing because they are very cozy with the corrupt members. They are encouraging them, aligning with them and enjoying a close relationship with them and they are pretending as if they don’t know that those people have done anything or they are a danger to the future of the party.
“That is why they are offended because definitely when I attacked those who are corrupt who the APC leadership is encouraging through their attitude, then indirectly, I am attacking them,” he said.