The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has accepted Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s challenge to debate national issues on any national television.
Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Yusuph Olaniyonu, had 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.
Responding to Saraki’s challenge, Nabena noted that the debate will be between the party and Saraki, 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.