A former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Mr. Reno Omokri, has stated that the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has exposed the hypocrisy of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Omokri recalled in a statement yesterday that when he responded to APCâ€™s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahiâ€™s, attack on the record of the People Democratic Party (PDP) administration and challenged his credibility, some members of the public had felt that he was just playing politics
The former presidential aide said he had been vindicated, in that a political appointee of the APC and a confidante of President Muhammadu Buhari, in the person of Sagay, has corroborated his stand.
â€œAs a man who should know, because of his close proximity to the APC, Professor Sagay has described the party as a â€˜come and chop partyâ€™ peopled by the likes of John Odigie-Oyegun and Bolaji Abdullahi who he said lacked credibility and who â€˜dine with the devilâ€™ and defend evil. Not stopping there, Professor Sagay, a man intimately aware of the inner workings of the APC, said that the party is â€œweak and unable to confront evil,â€ he said.
Omokri urged Nigerians to note that not only is Sagay a confidant of President Muhammadu Buhari, he has also never been associated with the PDP and former President Jonathan.
â€œProfessor Sagay is just a man that was hoodwinked by APCâ€™s propaganda, just like the millions of Nigerians who voted for them, but has now seen them and their government for what they truly are. A government that campaigned on restructuring but governs by denying knowledge of what restructuring is. A government that promised three million jobs per annum, but has lost six million jobs according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS). A government headed by a man who banned government officials from going abroad for health tourism yet ended up being the single greatest health tourist in the history of Africa, prompting CNN to use him as an example of hypocrisy. A party that promised to rebuild the economy, but gave the nation a recession and has in two years, acquired more debt than any of the PDP administrationâ€™s before it,â€ Omokri explained.
Omokri added that with such an odious and unenviable record, it is no surprise that Sagay called the APC a party that is â€œencouraging and accepting rogues.â€
â€œIf the APC wishes to reject that label, I will kindly ask them to tell Nigerians what has happened to the report on the former Secretary to the Federal Governmentâ€™s alleged grass cutter corruption or the fabled Ikoyi billions,â€ Omokri added.