Why House’s confident Buhari will honour our invitation – Spokesperson
The House of Representatives has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will honour its invitation to appear before it to explain the worsening security situation and also declare a state of emergency in security sector.
Newsdiaryonline reports the spokesperson, Mr Benjamin Kalu as stating on Tuesday, that in the past the President didn’t honour such invitation because “those who invited Mr. President were those fighting him and holding his budget for six months.
“We have tied our resolution with the position of Northern governors, especially the Governor of Yobe state” adding that it is the wish of Nigerians that the president appears before the people’s parliament.
He said that the open or close door meeting with the president will be decided by the leadership of the House.
“Whether it is open or close door meeting, the important thing is that a decision will be made in the interest of the country and our resolution also called on the President to declare a state of emergency on security which will give him powers to take far-reaching measure to solve the problem.”
On why resolutions of the Parliament are not enforced by the executive to achieve the desired results, Kalu regretted that resolution does not have the force of law, but “the executive are supposed to use the resolution as a guide in formulation of policies and programmes.”