Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) on Tuesday took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for calling for a cancellation of the ongoing presidential election.
Obasanjo in a letter on Monday had called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)to immediately cancel elections that lack credibility to save Nigeria from looming danger and disaster.
Obasanjo alleged that some INEC officials sabotaged the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the Server for transmission of results from polling units. The former President made the allegations, yesterday, in a letter to President Buhari and Yakubu.
However, speaking in a chat with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Sagay said Obasanjo should learn to exercise restraint like some former Head of States and elder statesmen in the country.
“I have always said that Obasanjo is unrestrained unlike the other former Head of States. They know anything they say can cause tension, so they are very restrained. I don’t know why Obasanjo cannot restrain himself. It is not easy to conduct an election”.
“The preparation for this election has been going on for over four years. Huge sums of money have been expended and the election has been done. They are now collating the results at the national level and Obasanjo said they should stop. He is not thinking of the consequences”.
“If they stop now, can they do the election again? What will happen in the interval? Supposing in that interval, something else happens which overthrows the whole democratic process, what of all that? So, Obasanjo is too big for the way he behaves. His behaviour is like that of a little child without responsibility. You can’t just do everything that comes to your mind”.
“Obasanjo has a candidate in this presidential election. I think it is wrong and catastrophic for us to cancel the election. We can’t recover from that. So, my answer to Obasanjo’s statement is outright no. It is just too dangerous to do that”.
This man called Sagay you’re not just a thief but a very big fool, you want an elderly man as you said, a man that knows more than you, wiser, smarter and intelligent than you to keep quiet in a time like this so that you and ur criminal gang can keep Nigeria in a perpetual poverty and suffering…..