by Linda Ikeji
The Presidency has lashed out at former Speaker of the House of Representatives Ghali Umar Na’Abba over his comment about his invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Recall that Na’Abba had linked the invitation to his statement in which he accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of incompetence, failure to tackle youth unemployment and insecurity leading to the killing of Nigerians daily.
However the Presidency which reacted to this, insisted that the former Speaker’s invitation to the DSS has nothing to do with his comment against Buhari. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency decried what it described as Na’Abba’s “publicity stunt” because President Buhari has no issues with him.
The statement read;
“The presidency urges the general public to ignore as a publicity stunt publicity, the widely circulated reports alleging that former Speaker Umar Ghali Na’abba has been invited by the Department of State Service, DSS over his alleged comments on President Buhari.
“Our findings have revealed that his invitation has nothing to do with the alleged irresponsible utterances by Umar Ghali Na’abba, which in any case did not catch the attention of the Presidency, or of any serious politician for that matter.
“There are serious politicians who talk, and the Presidency responds because such politicians throw jibes which must get attention. Flash in the pan politicians and those who fabricate political relevance don’t bother anyone.
“We advise Na’abba to distance the presidency from the situation he has found himself and sort himself out accordingly.”