The Presidency has disclosed that it has nothing to do with the invitation of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba by the Department of State Secret Service over his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ghali Umar Na’abba, granted an interview with Channels Television on Thursday where he described Nigeria as a failed State citing unemployment, insecurity, economic hardship as some of the factors that have shown that the Buhari-led government “is incompetent”.
Speaking through the spokesman to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu debunks the rumour stating clearly that the Presidency has nothing to do with the invitation.
He also stated that President Buhari recognizes the value of active opposition as he emerged through the process as well.
“The Presidency distances itself from the allegations that it has anything to do with the invitation extended to Ghali Na’Abba by the Department of State Service on account of his alleged comments at President Buhari. Preliminary feedback received by the Presidency seems to indicate that the invitation of Umar Ghali Na’Abba, was in no way connected to his utterances regarding the State of Affairs of the Country.
Mr. President realizes the value of having an active opposition party having emerged through that process as well. Mr. President has consistently made it his wish to deliver an electoral process that is free and fair that ensures that the electorate is given a free hand for their votes to count. Anything short of such a process would be counter-productive.”
Garba also pointed out that the President’s wish was to deliver a free and fair electoral process.
“As the Nation continues to pull together to confront this common enemy that has no regard for race, religion, language, or ethnic grouping, we once again encourage citizens to engage in discourses that can help support our vision of a United Nigeria, that maintains food security. secures its citizens and provides a pipeline of opportunities to our teeming youthful population.”