The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has described Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) as an irresponsible defender of the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) “regime of impunity”.
The embittered governor went ahead to further say that the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Sagay is “a false intellectual with a broken moral compass and beneficiary of the current dictatorship of the All Progressives Congress-led government”.
Governor Wike spewed these diatribes in a statement he released through the state Commissioner of Information and Communications, Dr. Austin Tam- George, adding that Sagay has been frustrated seeing that the APC has been unable to take over Rivers and loot its treasury dry.
The governor’s statement was in reply to a statement credited to Sagay during an interview he granted, where he allegedly claimed that the reason the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been unable to conduct a free and fair election in Rivers State, has been due to desperation of Governor Wike-led politicians in the state.
Part of Wike’s statement read, “Prof. Sagay is an irresponsible defender of the APC’s regime of impunity. He is a happy beneficiary of the current dictatorship. No one in Nigeria takes Sagay with a pint of seriousness. He is one of the pseudo-intellectuals seduced by the honey of power.
“Sagay’s incessant and unwarranted attacks on Governor Wike betray his frustration at the repeated failures of the APC government to overrun Rivers State, and loot the State’s treasury.
“Governor Wike has consistently called for a free, fair and transparent electoral process in Rivers State. This is a sovereign and non-negotiable right of the Rivers people. And we will defend this right with the last drop of our blood.
“Our leaders will never be chosen for us by any one from Katsina, Abuja or Sambisa Forest. Sagay is a false intellectual with a broken moral compass”, Wike said.
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