Saraki Responsible For Missing Mace – Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC)


The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has held the Senate President Bukola Saraki responsible for the invasion of the Senate by thugs.

Recall that on Wednesday, thugs allegedly loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege, invaded the Senate and forcefully took away the Mace.

The senator has however denied involvement in the act following interrogations by the police.


The police, on Thursday, announced that they have recovered the Senate’s stolen Mace around the City Gate in Abuja.

Sagay, in his reaction, explained that Saraki and “the group that surrounds him provoked” the action.

He said, “This Senate led by Bukola Saraki has been provoking Nigerians for a long time. What happened today (Wednesday) was illegal; there is no doubt about that. But the provocation that this particular Senate has been inflicting on Nigerians has reached a boiling point.

“You cannot be enjoying the huge and enormous resources of the people, living in luxury and at the same time refusing to do your job, making trouble with the executive at the slightest opportunity, bringing the government to a standstill and then turning members of the Senate into puns who can be pushed here and there.

“I think Saraki has gone too far. While what happened today is illegal, I have no doubt in my mind that he and the group that surround him provoked it. Ultimately, I hold Saraki responsible for what happened today.”


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