Lere Olayinka, a media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has described the chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay as “a false academician without decency who always speak like a rogue that is leading other rogues, using laws to cover their tracks.”
The governor’s spokesperson, who said “most students of Prof Sagay will be ashamed of the ease at which their teacher turned his back on the very principles which established his reputation,” added that; “One of the major reasons for the flops in President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war is the involvement of a senile round peg in a square hole character like Prof Sagay.”
Reacting to Prof Sagay’s comment against Governor Fayose’s demand for updates on President Buhari’s health status, Olayinka said in an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, that “it is painful that such a supposed experienced law teacher, could lose his respect and dignity on the altar of Aso Villa’s plates of jollof rice, such that he no longer respect the rights of Nigerians to freedom of speech and of expression.”
He said Governor Fayose made it clear in his conference of June 28, 2017, that President Muhammadu Buhari was on life-support and he challenged those with contrary information to prove me wrong by producing the President to Nigerians within 48 hours.
“It took 29 clear days (July 26) after I threw up the challenge for credible pictures of President Buhari to be made available to Nigerians.
“Reality is that it was the reason of the President being on life-support that no picture of anyone meeting him was made public until after 29 days! Even when the Acting President visited him on July 11, there was no single photograph.
“One of the governors who visited President Buhari on July 26 even said his recovery was miraculous. Nothing can be more miraculous than a man being on life-support and recovering. We thank God for His
miracle on our president.
“People like Prof Sagay should be reminded of the fact that even though God raised Lazarus from dead, that does not take away the fact that he (Lazarus) went to the land of the dead and came back.”
Speaking further, the governor’s aide said; “Even though no one takes Sagay seriously any longer, it is important that he is told to desist from dancing naked in the market place at all times and presenting himself as all-knowing.
“As is characteristic of court jesters and lackeys; each time Prof Sagay opens his mouth, he mis-jives, making more enemies than friends for the government of which he is a part.
“He has debased himself by abusing even justices of the Supreme Court and deriding the legal profession that gave rise to him. What he lacks in robust productiveness of the law and the carriage of a ‘learned’ fellow, Sagay has sufficiently made up for in notoriety and loquaciousness unbecoming of a senior citizen of his age.
“Obviously, the man has become senile and of what use is a man whose brains appeared to have entered menopause?”
He said it was regrettable that tax-payers’ money was being wasted to sustain Prof Sagay in office, affording him a life of opulence with no commensurate contributions to the society, apart from his blinded and shameless defence of the source of his plates of jollof rice.
According to Olayinka; “right under the nose of Prof Sagay, the massive corruption going on in the so-called anti-corruption government will marvel the notorious Oyenusi if he were to be alive.
“Only recently, a highly respected international anti-corruption watch-dog, Transparency International, exposed the mind-boggling corruption in the top echelon of the military as well as the presidency which has compromised the effective prosecution of the war against Boko Haram.
“Sagay cannot pretend not to know this. Rather than be forthright enough to counsel probity or fashion out a winning formula that will do service and justice to the nation, he has busied himself with the bones and crumbs thrown at him by his masters. This is shameful!”
While maintaining that Governor Fayose will continue to speak his mind on issues affecting the well-being of Nigeria and its people, the governor’s aide said; “If the likes of Prof Sagay, at over 70 years have chosen to mortgage their conscience because of what to eat, Governor Fayose will not.”