Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, has reacted to the senate’s resolution declaring the Inspector General of Police, Ibarhim Idris, an enemy of democracy after he failed to honor their invitation for the third time.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Professor Sagay said the senate and not the police chief have demonstrated that they are the enemies of Nigeria’s democracy. He said the IGP cannot be said to shun the senate as he sent a representative who is a DIG but was rejected by the Senate.
Sagay added that by abandoning their legislative duties to visit their colleagues who are facing trial, the national assembly has proven they are the real enemy of democracy.
“Absolutely not! I don’t think the IGP has constituted himself as enemy of our democracy. It is the conduct of the senate that constitutes danger to democracy because of the way they frequently abandon their constitutional responsibilities and move en masse to engage in solidarity visits to their individual members who are undergoing trial in hospitals or other places. That is an indication of abandonment of democracy. They have regularly abused their rights under this democracy and have demonstrated that they are not sufficiently mature to operate in liberal democracy. That is what I have seen” he said