Ghali Na’Abba's invitation by DSS not my directive - President Buhari

Buhari and Ghali

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Buhari and Ghali

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the invitation of Ghali Na’abba by the Department of State Services(DSS) was not his call.

Ghali Na’abba was invited by the DSS after he granted an interview to Channels Television on Thursday regarding the agenda of the National Consultative Front to bring about a new Nigeria that works for all.

In the interview, Na’abba 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.

He called on all Nigerians of conscience to join NCFront, a pressure group, in rescuing and saving Nigeria from anarchy and fear of impending doom.

Mr Na’abba, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, further said the way and manner governance is conducted suggests a high degree of irresponsibility at all levels.

However, breaking the news of the invitation from SSS to their leader the Head Public Affairs Bureau in NCFront, Tanko Yunusa, in a statement obtained by PRNigeria, said: “Please be notified that the DSS on Friday sent an invitation to NCFront Co-Chair and Former Speaker of Nigeria, Rt Hon Ghali Umar Na’aba after his very profound interview on Channels Television on Thursday in regard to the NCFront agenda to bring about a new Nigeria that works for all.”

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Gha’ali Na’abba is now expected to be at the DSS Headquarters in Abuja on Monday(today) at 12noon.

However, the invitation stirred condemnation from various quarters including the Coalition of Northern Groups who berated President Muhammadu Buhari.

But, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari distances itself from the allegations that it has anything to do with the invitation.

Read the statement below

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.

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.

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