PDP Crippled EFCC Immediately Ribadu Left – Sagay
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) has asked the PDP to mark its 19th anniversary with sober reflection instead of boasting about its “achievements.”
Sagay told the former ruling party to remember that embattled Diezani Alison-Madueke was one of its products.
The senior advocate said this during an interview with Punch on Thursday.
Sagay admitted that the EFCC and the ICPC were created by Obasanjo but added that these two agencies were weakened after Obasanjo left office.
He said the Buhari administration had recovered nearly a trillion naira alone this year from officials who served under the PDP.
The PACAC chairman asked the PDP to apologise to Nigerians and turn a new leaf as this was the only way to regain the confidence of Nigerians.
Sagay added, “I am disappointed in the PDP. If they are celebrating 19 years, they should celebrate with caution and give the nation an assurance that they would not bring such negative impact on our nation again and they have turned a new leaf.
“Yes, President Obasanjo was the one who proposed the establishment of the EFCC and the ICPC? After Nuhu Ribadu left the EFCC, what became of the EFCC? These people just neutralised these agencies and turned this country into an ATM from which they kept on withdrawing money until there was nothing left.
“So, they destroyed our economy; their greed was overwhelming. If you look at Diezani for instance, there is no day that goes by that money is not recovered from her. In Thursday’s papers, it was reported that the EFCC had recovered about half a trillion naira from these people.”
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