Buhari Ignores Nat’l Assembly Summon Over Insecurity

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday failed to appear before the House of Representatives to answer over the worsening security situation in the country.

Ijaw News had earlier reported how the House summoned Buhari on the 1st of December to address them over the issue of security challenges bedevilling the country.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila had earlier conveyed the acceptance of the president to honour the invitation to newsmen.

Similarly, one of the president’s aide, Lauretta Onochie announced that Buhari will on Thursday, address a joint session of the National Assembly

However, the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami faulted the invitation, saying the lawmakers had no constitutional power to invite Buhari.

However, the president was absent as the House of Representatives commenced plenary, on Thursday.

Commenting on Buhari’s absence, a member from Rivers State, Solomon Bob, in a point of order, urged Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to update the House on the subject matter.

Responding, Gbajabiamila said the House would wait for official communication from the President.


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