ABUJA, Nigeria – Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has hailed the All Progressives Congress, APC over the court verdict on ex-governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu.
Justice Mohammed sentenced Kalu to 12 years in prison for N7.65 billion fraud.
Reacting, Sagay said Kalu’s conviction had proved wrong those accusing the ruling APC of protecting corrupt politicians under its party from being prosecuted.
Speaking with Daily Independent on the conviction of Orji Uzor Kalu, Sagay called on those making claims that APC members have immunity from being persecuted to apologise to President Buhari and the APC.
According to him, those claims made by the opposition can be considered as ‘Hate Speech’.
He said: “All those who have been saying that if you should join APC, you are covered by some immunity for any corruption or wrongdoing and nobody can touch you have been proven wrong.
“From what has happened in the case of Orji Kalu, we can consider what those people are saying as hate speech.
“By saying that, what they are doing is creating prejudice, anger and displeasure against the APC government for no just cause.
“I think they should apologise to this government and to the party for their unbridled and irresponsible opinion on this matter.”