- Yinka Odumakin has been described by Prof Itse Sagay, as an arrogant individual who thinks too highly of himself
- The senior advocate pointed out a paragraph in Odumakin’s column published in a newspaper; stating that the latter thinks he is equal to to presidents and vice presidents
- Sagay said Odumakin is like a mouse who stands in front of his mirror everyday and sees a roaring lion; and that he has psychological problems
- When pressed for a response, Odumakin, however, said he won’t continue to “dignify a pathetic professor in his anti-climax years in his inanities”
Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of Afenifere, has been described by Prof Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), as an arrogant individual who thinks too highly of himself.
According to Daily Independent, in a statement issued on Wednesday, April 24, the senior advocate said Odumakin had been insulting those who are superior to him “without restraint or fear of civil liability”.
Legit.ng gathers that Sagay said Odumakin thinks he is God’s gift to Nigeria and equates himself to presidents and vice presidents of the country. He said the Afenifere spokesman would soon realise that he doesn’t enjoy an sort of immunity.
The senior advocate pointed out a paragraph in Odumakin’s column published in Daily Independent Newspaper on March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th, 2019.
In the article, the Afenifere spokesman said despite appeals from Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina, he had refrained from speaking with President Muhammadu Buhari, even though he has been communicating with former president Goodluck Jonathan and former vice- president Atiku Abubakar.
Sagay said: “After reading Yinka Odumakin’s trilogy “Buhari, Jonathan, Atiku and I”, published in the Daily Independent Newspaper on March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th, 2019, I finally understood the source of Odumakin’s problems.
“He is suffering from a grave maniacal delusion of who he is. This fellow thinks he is in the class of presidents and vice presidents of Nigeria”.
"Odumakin is like a mouse who stands in front of his mirror everyday and sees a roaring lion. Odumakin thinks he is God’s gift to Nigeria.
“This gross illusion explains his vile insolence and sense of entitlement to insult his superiors. The fact that he was tolerated by major political figures in Nigeria has gone to his head.
“He actually believes that he belongs to that class and has their status.”
Sagay went further to quote Odumakin’s exact words; stating: “Hear him: 'I speak with Jonathan and Atiku every now and then. The only person I have kept my distance from is President Buhari in spite of prompting by Governor Aminu Masari two years ago that I should call him.
'I would not do so lest anybody say I am looking for something. I seek nothing from any soul.'”
The senior advocate continued: “So he speaks with his co-equals regularly except President Buhari, and governors are kneeling before him and pleading that he should speak to Buhari, but he has declined.
“What hubris! What arrogance, what vanity! Odumakin has a major psychological problem, and this is what makes him believe he can abuse, insult and libel anyone he chooses without restraint or fear of civil liability.
“Well, he will soon learn the lesson, that unlike his “co-presidents”, he does not enjoy immunity of any sort.
“Buhari, Jonathan, Atiku and I indeed. How pathetic, how tragic.”
When contacted, Odumalin, however, pointed out that he had already dragged Sagay to a Lagos High court over a libelous allegation the latter made against him that he received money from former president Goodluck Jonathan to set up a private radio station called ‘Petals FM’ in Ibadan.
The Afenifere spokesman said he won’t dignify Sagay with a response.
He said: “I will not continue to dignify a pathetic professor in his anti-climax years in his inanities.
“I have dragged him to court to come and prove some of his reckless and baseless allegations against me that are not even expected from a brain-damaged village drunkard.
“Until he discharges that, he gets no attention from me.”
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Prof Itse Sagay declared that he is now a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The constitutional lawyer, however, maintained that he did not join the party for material reward or gains.
Sagay further berated Yinka Odumakin, who he said supported and became the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, the then candidate of the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in the 2011 presidential election, but dumped him for former president Goodluck Jonathan, who won that election.
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