…Its overdue -Sagay
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party has been vindicated following the sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Engr. Babachir Lawal.
Reacting to a statement by the presidency relieving the suspended SGF of his position Monday in Abuja at the party national Secretariat, APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the President has done the needful.
Abdullahi said: “Few days ago when the President directed the dismissal of Abdulrasheed Maina, some people say that is right but what about the suspended SGF, BD Lawal but we as a party said look, the President is the only person who has all the information. All of us can has one side of the story or the other.
“But the President by the virtue of the position he occupies is the only one who has all the information and he would do what is necessary at the right time, now we have been vindicated and it shows that the President has not in anyway waiver his commitment not to tolerate corruption at any level nomatter who is involve,” the APC spokesman stated.
Also reacting on phone, Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption Prof. Itse Sagay, said the sack was overdue
According to him: “I think there has been a consensus on this and that was over due. There has been too much delay. Although I will like to put a caveat that government usually have a lot more information than the rest of us as the delay might have discretionary due to the information they had. I was patient and I definitely endorse the final decision that has been taken.”
On the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the substantive SGF, Prof. Sagay said: “Boss Mustapha has a very long history of political activities and my impression on him is that, apart from being a lawyer with a very good reputation in terms of integrity, he has always been a consistent person in whatever course he pursues. So, I think that we should ok at it as a positive development.”