The presidency has advised a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, to go and sort himself out over what it described as irresponsible utterances credited to him.
Mr Na’Abba had last week accused President Muhammadu Buhari of turning Nigeria into a failed state, describing him as an irresponsive and incompetent leader in the history of the country.
A day after the remarks made on Channels Television, the former lawmaker was invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) to appear before it today.
In a statement yesterday, the presidency described the criticism of Na’Abba as irresponsible and a publicity stunt unworthy of its attention. It also advised him to distance the president as being responsible for his invitation.
“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 over his alleged comments on President Buhari,” presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said.
“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,” Mr Adesina added.