Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption (PACAC), is a false intellectual with a broken moral compass.
Wike was speaking in Port Harcourt in reaction to a comment by Sagay that the desperation of politicians in Rivers, led by Wike, was making it difficult for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair election in the state.
“[Sagay] is a false intellectual with a broken moral compass and a beneficiary of the current dictatorship of the All Progressives Congress-led government,” Wike said.
Also speaking, Austin Tam-George, the state’s commissioner of information and communications, said Nigerians no longer take Sagay serious.
“Prof. Sagay is a happy beneficiary of the current dictatorship. I can tell you that most Nigerians no longer take him seriously. He is one of the pseudo-intellectuals seduced by the honey of power,” the commissioner said.
“Despite Sagay’s claims, governor Wike has consistently called for a free, fair and transparent electoral process in Rivers state.
“This is a sovereign and non-negotiable right of the Rivers people which must be respected. And we will always defend this right with the last drop of our blood.”