Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) and professor of law, on Monday said Nigeria would have collapsed if Buhari had not intervened.
Professor Sagay said this after a presentation of the committee’s report on a new legal framework for fighting corruption in Nigeria.
“We know of some governors who are not supposed to be there, however, found themselves on the bloody seats with the assistance of some judges,” he said.
“If Buhari had not come, I don’t think there would have been a country. A Country like Zimbabwe would have been better. The government is working on a zero budget.
“We need the judiciary, but we need an upright judiciary. If we don’t have a judiciary with moral integrity, then we don’t have a democracy.
“No agency would have dared to arrest Obaseki, Oputa, Eso, and some others. They gave judgments against the military governments. The moral authority of the golden era of the Supreme Court has collapsed.
“No judge should be guilty of corruption; if that happens then they have reduced themselves to our level, so they should take whatever happens. Let us be fair to this country.”
President Muhammadu Buhari came upon the committee in August, 2015.
In the report, the committee recommended bargaining as an alternative means of settling corruption cases.