APC Leaders Are "Come And Chop Politicians" - Sagay
The war of words between the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), shows no sigh of abating.
Sagay in his reply to the APC outburst referred to some leaders of the party as "Come and Chop" politicians.
The war of words started last week when Sagay in an interview with The Nation, referred to APC as a failed party whose leaders are weak and lily-livered.
The party through its spokesperson Bolaji Abdullahi, replied Sagay, describing him as a "rogue elephant" who President Buhari dragged out of his inevitable obscurity.
In a swift reaction, Sagay pointed out that his loyalty was to the President and not to the party which he believed had continued to fail under the leadership of John Odigie-Oyegun.
According to him, he was an accomplished man long before any appointment, describing his attackers as ‘‘come and chop’’ politicians.
His words: “To start with, I am not a ‘come and chop’ person as they are. I did not come to ‘chop’; so they are not doing me a favour. They are the ones that came 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.”
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