R-APC Members Just Like Herdsmen – Sagay

Professor Itse Sagay


Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has described members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), as herdsmen “in search of greener pastures”.

Speaking in an interview with the Independent Newspapers on Friday, Sagay said members of the R-APC have made no contribution to the development of the country.

According to him, they have no right to use the acronym ‘APC’ as they are not registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


Recall that on Wednesday, aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress led by Buba Galadima, broke out of the ruling party to form the R-APC.

Briefing journalists after their meeting at the Sheraton Hotels in Abuja on Wednesday, Galadima said the new faction was formed due to the failure of the APC.

They described APC as “severely underperforming and unable to meet its potentials for good governance.”

But speaking today, Sagay said members of the new faction, who are mostly from the National Assembly, are just moving from place to place looking for where to “chop”.

“The so-called Reformed APC is also the same as the New PDP. These are itinerant characters who are not better than the cattle herders,” he said.


“They move from place to place in search of greener pastures. Once the grass is no longer lush again, they move to another place.

“They think they are not enjoying enough ‘chop’ in APC, so they want to go and look for somewhere else to perch in order to ‘chop’.

“All they believe in is to live to eat, acquire assets without the interest of the country at heart. How to develop Nigeria and rid it of corruption doesn’t matter to them.

“These are people who have not made any contributions to national life. So, I am not surprised that they have moved.”


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