The Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs), Office of the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Turaki Hassan, has debunked the rumours making the rounds that the two principal officers of the National Assembly, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, are at loggerheads with each other.
In a press statement, titled Re: Tension in the National Assembly, signed by the media aide and available to The Boss, Hassan stated that the rumours are hard work of mischief makers, and urged the general public to beware.
Below is a full text of the statement
RE: TENSION IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Please beware of evil people, merchants of lies, falsehood and mendacity whose primary occupation is to concoct, contrive, fabricate and brew mischief and fake news which they spread and broadcast like wild fire on social media.
These paid minions who have sold their conscience and souls to the devil for a morsel have been broadcasting lies on social media especially WhatsApp with the sole aim of deceiving and hoodwinking the public into believing that there is a rift between the two leaders of the National Assembly – Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and His Excellency Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara.
To the contrary, Dr. Saraki and Barrister Dogara have enjoyed harmonious working relationship in the last three years. The Rt. Hon. Speaker will never ever say those things about the President of the Senate. But for the unsuspecting members of the public and supporters of the two leaders, we would have ignored this latest round of fallacious and fictitious perfidy which is nothing but a piece of devilish fiction as it will fizzle out and end in the pit of hell where it came from.
Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs)
Office of the Rt. Hon. Speaker,
House of Representatives.