The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) on Monday described the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors who are defecting to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as highly unprincipled people and opportunists who want to remain relevant at all cost.
Speaking with Daily Independent, Sagay, also said the actions of the party leadership has greatly embarrassed him as one of its members, also blasted the national caretaker committee chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, who, he said, has failed to carry out his role to organise a national convention for the APC.
“On the issue of defections, I am extremely dismayed and troubled by that. I am also very displeased with the APC for accepting all these people. These are opportunists who want to use the chance of joining APC to continue to remain in power and remain relevant.
“They are totally unprincipled people and the APC itself is a highly unprincipled party for accepting people like that. Why should a governor who has contested and won election as a PDP man, why should we allow him to cross over to APC? That is an affront on the majority of voters who voted for him. For me, it is a very bad situation and it is not good for the image of the APC.
“On each occasion, opportunism will carry the day, the people who have gone out to cast their votes will be terribly disappointed with such developments.