- The presidency has denied the claims that a former speaker of the House of Reps, Ghali Na’abba was invited by the DSS for criticising Buhari
- Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson made the denial in a statement on Sunday night, August 16
- Shehu urged Na’abba to distance the presidency from the situation he has found himself in
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The presidency has said the Department of State Services (DSS) invited Umar Ghali Na’Abbah, a former speaker of the House of Representatives for talks over a matter that has nothing to do with his utterances against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity made the disclosure on Sunday, August 16, when dismissing claims by the politician that he was invited for criticising the president, The Voice of Nigeria (VON) reports.
“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," the presidential spokesperson said.
Though Shehu did not reveal the details of the situation which led to the DSS invitation he, however, distanced the presidency from the matter.
He called on the public to disregard the claims from the politician and urged him to distance the presidency from the situation he has found himself in and sort himself out accordingly.
The aide accused the former speaker of making fabrications for political relevance.
Meanwhile, following the comments made by a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, on Boko Haram, the DSS, has revealed what the former presidential hopeful did when he visited its Port Harcourt office.
The Nation reported that the DSS said Mailafia had profusely apologised for using fake news to mislead the public.
Legit.ng gathered that the secret security agency said on Friday, August 13, that Mailafia was playing to the gallery and was desperate to breach the peace in the country.
Mailafia had in a recent interview, alleged that a northern governor was the commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
He was subsequently invited by the Plateau state office of the DSS for questioning and was then later released.
Speaking on Mailafia's invitation, the public relations officer, national headquarters, Abuja of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, in a statement issued on Friday, August 14, pointed out this was an indication of an earlier warning about desperate efforts by some notable personalities to use their exalted positions to cause a total breakdown of law and order.
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