APC to Prof. Sagay: You are a Rogue, Elephant, Answerable Only to your Ego

By Advocate News Nigeria on 26/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,244

Prof Sagay
Prof Sagay

THE All Progressives Congress, APC. Monday formally took on the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, describing him as a “rogue elephant” who is answerable only to his ego.

“Clearly, if we have today, anyone in our government or, by extension, the party who feels accountable only to his own ego; who does not feel the need to bridle his tongue for the sake of anything that is higher than himself; who feels independent of everyone and every institution; that person is Professor Sagay”, the party declared.

In a strongly-worded statement signed by its spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, the party took exceptions to a weekend media report which quoted the presidential aide as talking down on the party.

It berated Prof. Sagay for his continued disrespect to even President Muhammadu Buhari saying as the leader of the party, Sagay’s indictment of the party’s leadership as ‘weak and unprincipled’, inadvertently rubs off on the president.

“Our attention has been brought to an interview published on pages 46-47 of The Nation Newspaper of Sunday, September 24, 2017, granted by the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN). “In the said interview, Sagay described the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “the most unprincipled group of people” who are “encouraging and accepting rogues” in the party. He said: “When I say ‘rogues’, I don’t mean stealing. In literature, when you say someone is a rogue elephant, it means people who are running riot and destroying the party.

“The Webster dictionary defines ‘rogue elephant’ as “one whose behaviour resembles that of a rogue elephant in being aberrant or independent.”

Clearly, if we have today, anyone in our government or, by extension, the party who feels accountable only to his own ego; who does not feel the need to bridle his tongue for the sake of anything that is higher than himself; who feels independent of everyone and every institution; that person is Professor Sagay.

“Asked by the interviewer if he would stop speaking if the President asks him to stop speaking, he said: “Yes, he is my employer. If he tells me to stop talking, I’ll stop talking. But I have certain rights too that I can exercise in addition to that, because I’m not going to be in a position where I am impotent. So, I must obey him, but I can go beyond that and obey myself too. That’s it.”

Framed in another way, what Sagay is saying here is that, no matter what is at stake, he would rather resign than obey the President if the President tries to restrain him. This is the quintessential rogue elephant behaviour.

“In his sheer arrogance, he forgets that it is impossible for him to call out the leadership of the party as “weak” and “unprincipled” without indicting the President, who is the leader of the party and has the fundamental responsibility to build the party. If Sagay had any iota of respect for the man who dug him back from inevitable oblivion and puts him in a position in which he now feels superior to everyone, he would channel his opinions and advice to the President on how to make the party stronger and more principled.

“It appears, however, that Sagay does not have anything constructive to say about anything. He only knows how to tear down and assault everyone and everything.

“We want to remind Sagay and all other appointees of our government that the only reason they occupy their current position today is because the APC won the election. There is, therefore, a matter of honour to show decorum and respect for the party and its leadership. You cannot love the fruit and hate the tree that produced it”.

The party had before now cautioned Prof. Sagay asking him to bridle his tongue and stop creating a gulf between the president and other institutions or party leaders. (Vanguard)

Posted 01/10/2017 03:32 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Gov. Wike orders destruction of identified criminal hideouts...

PDP suspends Elumelu, Ikpeazu, Oke, others

Bulkachuwa withdraws from presidential election petition tribunal

Police investigate fire outbreak in Enugu timber market...

Enugu Govt expresses sadness over death of Patrick...

Varsity strike continues until… —ASUU

COVID-19: Enugu govt engages citizens on revised 2020...

Valentine Ozigbo condemns renewed wave of violence in...

Gov Ihedioha unveils achievements in 100 days

Shell to cut over 9,000 jobs as oil...

BREAKING: EFCC arrests ex-Abia gov T.A. Orji at...

Taraba Govt condemns renewed attacks, vows to apprehend...

 

Latest News Umahi confirms killing of five abducted construction workers in Ebonyi COVID-19 Omicron: UK govt puts Nigeria on red list, bans foreign travellers Air Peace begins flight operations into Anambra Airport December 7 BEWARE! NCC warns telecom consumers against falling prey to cyber-criminals 2023 presidency: Igbos will kneel, prostrate, beg – Ezeife How Nigerian government terrorizes citizens of Sabbath Faith, others Enugu Court jails seven Yahoo boys over cybercrime EFCC arrests three suspects with 1,144 ATM cards at Kano airport Designate Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, MACBAN, FUNAM terrorist organizations — Ortom tells FG 17 year-old girl stabs woman to death in Kano Sylvester Oromoni: Shutting down Dowen college not enough – Kanayo O. Kanayo tells Sanwo-Olu Explosions rock Borno as suspected Boko Haram fighters launch early morning attack

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (226,453 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (226,452 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (226,451 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (226,449 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (226,449 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (226,448 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (226,446 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (226,446 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (219,928 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (219,653 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (170,806 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (169,088 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (7,395) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (58) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (41)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.