The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has opined that no individual or group can save former President Olusegun Obasanjo from prosecution if found guilty of corruption.
He said this in reaction to Obasanjo’s recent meeting with the leadership of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere.
Speaking with New Telegraph, Sagay said Obasanjo was running from pillar to post, seeking tribal shield against his past but that such move can’t stop his prosecution if found culpable of corruption.
He said, “What has happened recently was that after Obasanjo launched an endless series of attacks on the current president (Muhammadu Buhari), they too started doling out at intervals some of his shenanigans and gross misconduct, that is what has made him uncomfortable.
“Why should anybody be rallying anyone who is not in danger? And if he is in danger; what type of danger is he in? What did he do that is now haunting him?
“He is running from pillar to post, looking for the Yoruba to gather together. The whole thing, for me, is an admission of things that we are not aware that he is looking for advanced protection against the consequences of his sins.
“I have gone through the list of the people there; I don’t think they are going to make any difference at the election. That is the truth.
“This country is a nation of law. If anybody has done anything that is criminal, there is no gathering that can save him from that. It is his innocence and moral authority that can save him, not a gathering of people who can’t give an account of his activities or can establish his innocence.
“These are not the people who can save him even though they gathered around him. For me, that gathering on Saturday was just for show; it has no relevance.”