2019: Buhari will do what he did in 1984 during second term – Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption,
PACAC, Itse Sagay, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari's second
term will be similar to that of 1984.

Sagay said this is because Nigerians are suffering from gross
indiscipline from the ruling elites.

Sagay, a senior lawyer, said this when he fielded questions from
Independent newspapers at the weekend.

He said, "It is not that I have consulted him but I believe that his
second coming will see a firmer, stronger type of leadership, a bit
closer to what he was in 1984.

"I think that is what Nigerians should expect because this country is
suffering from gross indiscipline of the ruling elites. We have seen a
whole lot of impunity in the system.

"We have seen a whole Senate being closed down because one of them is
going to a Tribunal before which he is charged. That to me is gross
indiscipline.

"You do not stop the whole process of legislation just to show
solidarity with a person charged to court and to intimidate the court.

"That is gross indiscipline and it is unacceptable. We have other
things like that in other sectors. It is indiscipline for a group of
judges to give a judgment that no matter what crime they commit, they
cannot be tried unless the National Judicial Council (NJC) gives the
go-ahead through the institutions created by the constitution to fight
crime and prosecute those charged with crimes. That is indiscipline.

"So, we have a situation in this country where everybody is doing
whatever he likes. Very soon, you will find the Nigerian Bar
Association (NBA) prescribing that if they commit any offence, they
should be brought before the NBA Disciplinary panel before they can be
charged by the police. Various professions that have disciplinary
panels can bring that in.

"Even the policeman can say before you can charge me for bribery or
any other offence, let the Police Service Commission (PSC) decide.
That is chaos and anarchy. So, I think all these things will be
brought under control in his second coming.

"Also by then, we would have started feeling the benefit of the
groundwork they are doing now and life will be better for Nigerians.
We will begin to appreciate the government more for how they have been
able transform the country. Nigerians have short memory.

"They have forgotten that this country was wrecked and ran aground by
the PDP. They have forgotten that the PDP government looted everything
that was available and left an empty treasury at a time when money
that was coming in was limited by cost of barrel of oil and reduction
in production.

"So, this government has gone through extreme difficulty to keep
Nigeria afloat. However, that era is coming to an end and an era of
prosperity is coming. So, one is really looking forward to the second
term of Buhari and Osinbajo."

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