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Sagay: A man who sought third term can’t tell another not to seek a second

Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), says Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019 is disrespectful.

He said Obasanjo, who did all he could to secure a third term in office, has no justification to ask Buhari not to seek a second term.

“I saw Obasanjo’s comments and I could not believe my eyes, that a man who tried to get a third term is discouraging someone else from getting a second term. It doesn’t make sense,” Sagay said.

“I think Obasanjo should try and respect other people. He has achieved a lot. He is a great man and I respect him. But he should learn to respect other people and think of them as being, at least, as good as himself.

“I think it is insulting for a man who wanted third term to tell somebody else not to want second term. It is most inappropriate, and for a former head of state to say so is most improper.”

Neither the presidency nor the All Progressives Congress has issued an official reaction to Obasanjo’s statement.

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