Professor Itse Sagay

Professor of law Itse Sagay has said he is not afraid of losing his job as the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).

Sagay and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been engaged in battle of words.

It followed PACAC’s chairman’s allegation that the party’s leadership was shielding corrupt politicians.

Sagay said the APC leadership was not comfortable with his comments because it felt threatened whenever he attacks corrupt politicians.

Speaking with The Independent newspaper, he said: ”I have responded to all these allegations by saying I am not a ‘come and chop’ politician. So, they cannot say I was done any particular service by being appointed to this position or to say I was brought out of obscurity into prominence.

”I accepted this position from President Buhari, a man I have tremendous respect for because I wish to serve, not because I have anything to gain. So, for anyone to say that the party, APC, got me there is totally wrong and pure rubbish. The party never got me there. The party was not in any way involved in my appointment.

”It was the president who directly appointed me. That was why I told the APC leadership led by John Odigie-Oyegun that I am not a ‘come and chop’ politician like them. So, the question of losing a position can never arise in my life.”