The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, to show respect and decorum while discharging his responsibilities.
The party gave the advice in a release issued and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, yesterday, following an interview Professor Sagay granted a national daily (not Daily Trust), in which he described the party leadership as “the most unprincipled group of people, who are “encouraging and accepting rogues” in the party.
The party said the PACAC chairman was also indicting President Muhammadu Buhari by his utterances.
“In his sheer arrogance, he forgets that it is impossible for him to call out the leadership of the party as ‘weak’ and ‘unprincipled’ without indicting the president, who is the leader of the party and has the fundamental responsibility to build the party.
“If Sagay had any iota of respect for the man who dug him back from inevitable oblivion and put him in a position in which he now feels superior to everyone, he would channel his opinions and advise to the President on how to make the party stronger and more principled.
“It appears, however, that Sagay does not have anything constructive to say about anything. He only knows how to tear down and assault everyone and everything.
“We want to remind Sagay and all other appointees of our government that the only reason they occupy their current position today is because the APC won the election. There is, therefore, a matter of honour to show decorum and respect for the party and its leadership.
“You cannot love the fruit and hate the tree that produced it,” the release read in part.