2019: Buhari has nothing to fear about Atiku – Prof. Sagay

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Professor Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to fear about former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as far as 2019 presidential election is concerned.

Speaking with Daily Independent, Mr Sagay insists that there was no comparison between Mr Atiku and President Buhari.

According to him, Mr Atiku has no records to run with except making promises, which he may not fulfil if elected president.

“No. I don’t see Atiku as a threat to President Buhari. We are talking of records here. Buhari has a record-extending from 1984.

“He has integrity, not only that, he has sustained the fight against corruption. It is unprecedented,” he said.

“We also have the social investment programme, which monies recovered from corrupt people are being applied for the improvement of the lives of the most vulnerable members of the public.

“The economy is going up; oil subsidy fraud has been eliminated.

“The Boko Haram militants have been seriously decimated, I can go on and on. Talking of records, former Vice-President Atiku has nothing to run on except the words of his mouth. So, there is no basis for comparison between the two.

“Yes, he said he will restructure Nigeria within six months if elected president. To me, that is a good campaign point.

“It is good but there is no evidence that Buhari will not ascent to any form of restructuring even though he is not so positive about it”.

“If you read the report of the party’s committee on restructuring, the one headed by El-Rufai, it is clear and very strong.

“So, the APC is committed to restructuring too and so, it is not an advantage for Atiku”.

“Restructuring will not solve all our problems. What of due process, what of integrity, what of honesty, what of all the things that ensure that the state resources are applied and the resources of the state are not divided by a few people. So, all those things are important.”