Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), praised the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the judicial verdict on the former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu.
Latest Nigeria News reports that Judge Mohammed Idris has convicted Kalu for 39 N7.2 billion fraud charges and preferred money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.
Judge Mohammed sentenced Kalu to 12 years in prison for fraud of N7.65 billion.
Reacting, Sagay said that Kalu’s conviction turned out to be wrong by accusing the APC in power to protect corrupt politicians under his party from being prosecuted.
Speaking with the Daily Independent about the condemnation of Orji Uzor Kalu, Sagay invited those who claim that APC members have immunity from being persecuted to apologize to President Buhari and the APC.
According to him, these statements made by the opposition can be considered “hate speech”.
He said: “All those who have been saying that if you should join APC, you are covered by some immunity for any corruption or wrongdoing and nobody can touch you have been proven wrong.
“From what has happened in the case of Orji Kalu, we can consider what those people are saying as hate speech.
“By saying that, what they are doing is creating prejudice, anger and displeasure against the APC government for no just cause.
“I think they should apologise to this government and to the party for their unbridled and irresponsible opinion on this matter.”