Felix Tamuna in Port Harcourt
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on Sunday lambasted the Chairman,
Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption (PACAC), Prof.
Itse  Sagay (SAN) describing him as “as a false intellectual with a
broken moral compass, and a beneficiary of the current dictatorship of
the All Progressives Congress-led government”.
The governor, in  a statement by the state’s  Commissioner of
Information and Communications, Dr. Austin  Tam- George  said  Sagay
was frustrated owing to the inability of the APC to overrun the state
and loot its treasury dry.
The governor was responding to an interview granted by  Sagay in which
he said the desperation of politicians in Rivers led by Governor Wike
is making it impossible for the  Independent  National  Electoral
Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair election in the state.
According to Sagay  “Definitely, INEC is doing very well now. The case
of Rivers state is not the fault of INEC in any way because we have
totally determined and desperate politicians, led by the state
governor, Nyesom Wike.  These ones are determined that there will be
no free and fair elections in Rivers state.”
Tam- George said contrary to Sagay’s claim, Governor Wike had
consistently called for credible polls in Rivers, while urging the
people to defend their right to freely choose their leaders with their
“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 Sambissa Forest.
Sagay is a false intellectual with a broken moral compass” the statement said.