Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has described National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, and other politicians attacking him as a ‘‘come and chop’’ politicians.
The party, had in a statement on Monday, described Sagay as a “rogue elephant” and further accused him of displaying arrogance and contempt for everyone but himself.
However, in a swift reaction, Prof. 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 Chief 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 come 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.”