Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), and a Professor of law Itse Sagay, on Monday said Nigerians have a lot to be grateful for in electing Buhari their president last year. He said this after a presentation of the committee’s report on a new legal framework for fighting corruption. His words:
“We know of some governors who are not supposed to be there, but found themselves on the bloody seats with the help of some judges. If Buhari had not come, I don’t think there would have been a country. Zimbabwe would have been better. .
The government is operating on a zero budget. We need the judiciary, but we need an upright judiciary. If we don’t have a judiciary with moral integrity, then we don’t have a democracy. No agency would have dared to arrest Oputa, Obaseki, Eso, and some others. .
They gave judgments against the military governments. The moral authority of the golden era of the supreme court has crashed. No judge should be guilty of corruption; if that happens then they have reduced themselves to our level, so they should take whatever happens. Let us be fair to this country.”