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Lagos PDP calls for arrest, prosecution of Sagay over comments on Supreme Court ruling



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The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on security agencies to arrest, interrogate and prosecute Professor Itse Sagay for his comments on Supreme Court’s verdict on Rivers and Zamfara states’ elections.

According to the party, which also charged the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) and the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association and the courts to withdraw all the privileges that Prof Itse Sagay enjoys as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, his comments are capable of provoking civil unrest in the country.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, the PDP said Prof Sagay’s comments exposed his hatred for the opposition party.

Gani said, “Prof Sagay exposed his hatred for the PDP when he described the Supreme Court judgment by positing that ‘in the next four years, Zamfara State will be governed by a party and politicians rejected by the electorate.’

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“To the PDP, these words and stance are inciting and unbecoming of a senior lawyer and must be taken seriously as professional misconduct within the contemplation of Section 24(1)(a) and (b) of the rules of professional conduct.

“To us as a party in Lagos State and from where most of these false activists speak, Prof Sagay is no more a fit and proper personality to head a presidential advisory committee against corruption. We charge the LPPC, the LPDC, the NBA and the courts to withdraw all privileges Prof Itse Sagay enjoys as a SAN.”

Gani also claimed that Sagay had showed enough obvious partisanship and support for the APC, adding that one needed not wonder why all the APC chieftains were “saints” before the Sagay-led PACAC.

He said, “With Sagay as an adviser, the advised is at his own risk. It is very laughable that Sagay attempts to be an appellate court to the Supreme Court.”

Recall that Sagay had faulted Supreme Court’s rulings which upheld the PDP as the winner of the 2019 general elections in Rivers and Zamfara states, and barred the All Progressives Congress from contesting offices.

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