- Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has attacked APC's spokesperson over his recent comment on his presidential ambition
- Saraki responded through his media aide, saying Nabena is a programmed and faceless robot
- He further challenged Nabena to a debate on any independent national TV to justify his claims
Following the statement credited to the All Progressive Congress (APC)'s spokesperson, Nabena Yekini, about the Senate president, Bukola Saraki's presidency ambition, Saraki has challenged Nabena to a debate on any independent national TV.
He also described him (Nabena) as robot programmed for purposes, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Saraki was enraged for being described as corrupt, and a big failure with records of gross incompetence in his career as a political leader.
Nabena was reported to have berated the former Kwara state governor, adding that Saraki is contesting to distract people's attentions away from deluge of crimes and corruption allegations levelled against him.
He said: "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 governor."
Reacting to Nabena's allegation through his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said he “will not be distracted by the antics of an upstart who lives in Abuja but waits to sign press statements composed for him from Lagos.”
Olaniyonu, who further responded that Saraki has become a nightmare for APC since he announced his ambition for contest the presidential election, lashed at Nabena saying: "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."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Saraki had responded to a protest by the #NotTooYoungToRun and explained that he made his declaration for the 2019 presidential election in good faith and with consideration for the youths.
Saraki’s announcement of his intention to run had pitched him against the group which advocated for a younger PDP aspirant in line with the recently passed law.
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