President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly turned down the request of the leadership of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sack the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay.

There have been no love lost between Sagay and the leadership of the party and the Senate.

Sagay, a renowned professor of law, has described some persons in the leadership of the APC as “the most unprincipled group of people,” adding they are "encouraging and accepting rogues".

In a separate comment, Sagay described members of the National Assembly as overpaid, saying they claim bogus allowances and salaries that could instead be used to fix the country’s infrastructure.

While responding, the APC leadership through the party’s spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi described Sagay as a “rogue elephant”.

The party further accused him of displaying arrogance and contempt for everyone but himself.

But in a swift response, Sagay described the party leaders as "come and chop" politicians.

Ruffled by Sagay’s comments, the APC leaders were said to have tabled their grievances against Sagay to President Buhari immediately after his return to the country.

Buhari arrived the country on Monday after his visit to New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly and a brief visit to the United Kingdom (UK).

Reports suggest Buhari rebuffed the demands of the leaders, who were asking for Sagay’s removal from the sensitive anti-corruption body.

The President is said to believe that Saraki and his loyalists have not forgiven Sagay because he kicked against Saraki’s acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal earlier this year.

The sources added that Sagay has the full support and trust of Buhari in his face-off with the Senate and the leadership of the APC.


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