APC Spokesman Accepts Saraki’s Challenge To Debate On National TV
The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has accepted Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s challenge to a debate on national issues on any national television.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr Saraki said “Mr Yekinni Nabena should know by now that many people on the media believe he is a robot and has no face. Here is an opportunity for him to come out of his hiding and come on a national television to debate all the issues he has raised with one of the aides of the Senate President.
“We hope he will take up this challenge and stop behaving like a masquerade. He is free to choose any independent TV station of his choice.
“When his masters show their face, we will debate all the issues they have raised and the ones they may wish to even concoct,” the statement said.
Recall that the spoesman, had described Senator Sarakias an abysmal failure and incompetent candidate of leadership as well as guilty of budget padding, among others.
“A Presidential aspirant who promises to create jobs and turn around the economy at the national level, must have done so in a state he served as Governor for eight years. We challenge Saraki to give the nation his scorecard as a Kwara State,” part of the statement read.
Also responding to Saraki’s challenge, Nabena noted that the debate will be between the party and Saraki, and not his aides.
His words: “Is it his aides that will argue for him? What about himself? I am challenging him to come out and debate on national issues with the leadership of the APC.
“He has declared for presidency. If he feels he knows what he will go and do there, he should come out and tell Nigerians. It’s not by bringing his aides. Are they the ones running for presidency?
“APC is ready to take him up on any issue. He believes that he doesn’t have any issue apart from his personal and selfish interest,” he said.
Mr Yekinni further stressed that the senate president doesn’t care about Nigerians because if he does, “he won’t shut down national assembly for months.”