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Reps deny apologising to Buhari over invitation to appear before it

By Amidu Arije

Contrary to news that the House of Representatives has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari over its summon to appear before it over insecurity issues in the country, the lower chamber has said, it did not apologise to the president or presidency on the issue.

In a statement by the spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, on Monday, said it is not true that the lawmakers apologise to the president over the invitation.

Kalu said under no circumstances will the lawmakers undermine the principle of democracy and lawmaking.

The lawmaker reaffirmed the lower chambers determination to uphold the ethos of democracy this, he said they believe the president also holds with high esteem.

He said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the House never apologising to anyone for exercising her constitutional mandate and the 9th assembly of the house of Representatives under the leadership of hon Femi Gbajabiamila will not do anything to desecrate or destroy the critical institution of democracy- legislature. We strongly believe that President Muhammadu Buhari subscribes to these democratic ethos and ideals as well.”

It would be recalled that the lawmakers have summoned President Buhari to appear before it after a motion by members of the house from Borno state. But the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has opposed the motion describing it as abuse of lower on part of the legislators to summon the president.

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