The Presidency speaking through Garba Shehu has said that the alleged comments made by former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, did not get its attention, and the presidency knows absolutely nothing about his invitation by the Department of State Service (DSS).
In a statement he issued recently in Abuja, he referred to Na’Abba as a “flash in the pan politician” and that his “irresponsible comments” should be disregarded by all and sundry.
The statement from the presidency stated that: “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.”
It would be recalled that the former Speaker had announced through the spokesperson of the NCFront, Yunusa Tanko that he had been invited by the DSS following his criticism of the Buhari administration.
Ghali Na’Abba had been reported to have said that “Nigeria is now a failed state and the Buhari led administration is incompetent”.