Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide has fired shots at Prof. Itse Sagay SAN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, for defending the “militarisation” of elections in Rivers state.
According to Sagay, the military’s involvement in the election in the Niger Deltan state, averted a “bloodbath” and people should be thankful.
Sagay also lambasted the chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress,APC, Buba Galadima for accusing President Muhammadu Buhari and APC of militarising election in order to rig their favour.
What Sagay told Vanguard
“Sincerely, I don’t seem to understand what befell Buba Galadima at his old age that made him to continually talk recklessly and becoming irresponsible. You know it is a shame that he has become totally irresponsible and indiscipline in his language. It is very sad. I don’t know what he lost or didn’t get in APC that affected him mentally that he is talking childishly and embarrassingly.
“What Galadima said is pure nonsense. Militarisation of the election, was it the military that was voting? The military didn’t stop anybody from going to vote. So what does he mean by militarisation? I wish he could go to Rivers State to vote without the military, and see if he would come back alive.
“The military saved us from bloodshed, especially in Rivers and Akwa-Ibom where no election has ever been free. Rivers particularly, they always write results. In 2015, Governor Nysome Wike’s result was just written by hand.
“The card reader read total votes cast as 229,000, and Wike claimed to have 1.2 million votes. There has never been an election in that place and if the military had not been involved, there would be no election. So, without the military in many parts of this country like Zamfara and most parts of the North-East and volatile areas, there would be no election.
“Let us be grateful to the military and thank them because if we annoy them and they withdraw, the bloodshed in our elections will cause a civil war. So, let Galadima stop talking nonsense, let him respect himself, withdraw from the public and just disappear.”
In his reaction, Omokri described the SAN, as a ‘sycophant’ that spent his youth, “gathering honour and respect”, only waste it in his old age by working for an ” inept and clueless ” leader.
May I not spend my youth gathering honour and respect, only to waste it in my old age as a sycophant for an inept and clueless leader as Professor Itse Sagay is doing. Rather than allow hunger do that to me, I would prefer if my Maker called me home #RatherDeadThanBeaSycophant