Senate lacks authority to summon me – Prof. Sagay

Senate lacks authority to summon me - Prof. Sagay

Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), has hit back at the senate, he stated that the Senate cannot order him to appear before it.

Sagay was reacting to a resolution by the Senate to summon him over comments he made against the chamber.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria insisted that the Senate lackedd the authority to summon a private citizen and that he did not fall within the category of government officials to honour any invitation.

Sagay said the lawmakers were embarking on a “futile” exercise that could have “embarrassing consequences”.

He said he only exercised his constitutionally guaranteed right to hold an opinion.

Sagay said “a government official can be summoned during a amendment of a law that affects the official’s agency, or where the official is directly involved in spending monies appropriated by the National Assembly.”

Sagay advised any Senator who felt that his reputation was damaged by his comments to seek redress in court.

He added that the Senate was not a court of law before whom he could be ordered to appear.

 

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10 Comments

  1. I agree with u 100%,Prof. Those bunch of confused people have left what they are supposed to do, make laws, to venture into areas that do not concern them, like interpreting laws by declaring people guilty and demanding for their removal. Foolish people!

  2. The most worrisome aspect of the whole issue is that this set of senators do not seem to be aware of the scope of their duty
    They frequently go about usurping the role of the police, the court and even that of the executive
    They have totally derailed from their main duty of making people-oriented laws for the nation
    They have of late reduced themselves to some mere witch-hunters and seem to be hell bent in scuttling the globally applauded anti corruption drive of this government
    The reason only them can explain
    So sad

  3. We have A NASS FULL OF IGNORAMUSES( IGNORAMI) ,THIEVES,CRIMINALS,AND VAGABONDS WHO INSTEAD OF MAKING LAWS TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD ARE BUSY FIGHTING REAR GUARD BATTLES THAT WOULD EXPOSE THEIR HIGH LEVELS OF CORRUPTION! THERE IS NEED TO REMOVE/INCREASE THE POWER OF THE ELECTORATE TO CALL FOR A REFERENDUM WHEN THINGS ARE SERIOUSLY GOING WRONG IN THE WAY NASS IS OPERATING. THE IDIOTS WANT TO TAKE ON A PROFESSOR OF LAW?

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