Nigeria's Green Chamber Debunks Apologising to Buhari Over Summon on Insecurity - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Monday denied apologizing to President Muhammadu Buhari for summoning him over the state of insecurity in the country.

The denial by the House of Representatives was in response to media reports during the weekend that the legislative arm of government apologized to Buhari for summoning him over insecurity in the northern region.

One of the reports claimed that the House has dropped both immediate and future plans of inviting Buhari to address the lawmakers on rising insecurity in the country.

It would be recalled that the House of Representatives on Tuesday, 1st of December passed a resolution and summoned Buhari to address the country over the killing of more than 40 farmers in Borno state.

The motion was moved by Satomi Ahmad, lawmaker representing Jere federal constituency, and nine others from Borno State. The lawmakers insisted that Buhari had to address the Green Chamber of the National Assembly.

20 hours later, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said the president had agreed to address the lawmakers, but Buhari later shunned the invitation while Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami argued that the House lacked the constitutional powers to summon the president.

While the House is yet to speak on Buhari’s refusal to honour the lawmakers’ invitation, House of Representatives spokesman Benjamin Kalu said it would not do anything to desecrate or destroy the critical institution of democracy.

“We strongly believe that President Muhammadu Buhari subscribes to these democratic ethos and ideals as well.” He stated.

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