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‘When you drink don’t talk’ Melaye tells Sagay



‘When you drink don’t talk’ Melaye tells Sagay

Senator Dino Melaye has called on the chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), to try and refrain from talking ‘when drunk’.

Melaye stated this in a message he has maintained on his twitter account for days now.

He said, “Advise to Prof Itse Sagay. When you drink don’t talk, when you talk don’t drink.”

In another tweet the senator said, “Nepotism is the greatest form of corruption. When you give carpentry job to tailors. No result will be achieved.”

There has been a face-off between Sagay and the National Assembly. The Senate not too long ago had summoned him to come and defend his uncomplimentary remarks against the lawmakers, an invitation he turned ignored, and openly vowed he will never honour.

Just few days ago, Sagay again, accused the National Assembly of undermining President Muhammadu Buhari-led fight against corruption.

Sagay had said, “In fact, the National Assembly has constituted itself into an opposition to the anti-corruption struggle. It has mounted a war against the anti-corruption struggle. It has decided to obstruct it at every stage.

Read also: Sagay accuses Saraki, Dogara of undermining anti-graft war

The PACAC chairman’s latest attack on the lawmakers was in response to Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s comment on the present anti-graft war in Nigeria during the lunch of Melaye’s book entitled, “Antidotes for Corruption – The Nigerian Story,” in Abuja.

Saraki and Dogara had argued that employing preventive measure and building strong institution that will help curtail corruption is preferable to the present situation where anti-graft agencies tend to prefer the show over the substance.

Saraki had said, “When fighting corruption, I am convinced that prevention is better than cure.”





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