Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his colleagues have been lambasted by Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).
“This is a Senate that does not realise that it is part of the Legislature and not an Executive body. And they want to do both the Legislative and Executive work together, which will totally eliminate the principle of separation of powers. That’s the sort of people they are. They’re Legislators, but they’re hungry to be the Executive body.”
“If they threaten to bring government to a halt, they will bear the responsibility and consequences that will arise. Let them be ready to take the consequences of their actions. In fact, it may be good for this country for them to expose themselves like that, and let the country know the people who constitute a problem to good governance in Nigeria.”
“How can they say he (Osinbajo) should remove somebody? That is an Executive power. The Constitution empowers the President to appoint the Chairman of the EFCC, and other such agencies directly.”
“So, if they’re uncomfortable with the fight against corruption, and feel threatened by a man who is upright, committed, and will not be distracted from doing his job. If they’re not comfortable with that, it’s unfortunate. But nobody is going to listen to them as far as that is concerned. If they want to indulge in the misadventure and danger of bringing government to a halt, then on their head will be the consequences.”