The House of Representatives today December 1, passed a resolution to invite President Buhari to brief the house on the actions taken to tackle insecurity in the country
The decision was taken during today’s plenary when the House considered a motion moved by members from Borno State on the recent massacre of 43 rice farmers in the state by Boko Haram insurgents.
The debate had earlier turned rowdy after the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila appealed that it would be inappropriate to invite the president to disclose the actions being taken towards handling the security situation in the country. The Speaker described it as counter-productive.
Some members of the House were opposed to the speaker’s position and this turned into a rowdy debate.
The lawmakers then went into an executive session to resolve the matter.
After the executive session which was held closed doors, the House resumed and Representative Ahmed Jaha who is one of the sponsors moved an amendment to invite the President to brief the house on the security situation in the country.
His amendment was seconded and unanimously adopted.
No date was however announced for the invitation.
Reacting to this via his tweets, Ayo Fayose, Ex-Governor of Ekiti state said the lawmakers demanding the citation should expect EFCC invitation, and freezing of their accounts, or arrest.
His tweet reads;
”I will be surprised if the President honours the House of Reps invitation. The National Assembly that is supposed to be representing the people should know by now that in the eyes of this President, they only exist on paper because they are mere toothless bull dogs.
Some of those Rep members at the forefront of the invitation of the President to appear before the House should expect EFCC invitation, freezing of their accounts or arrest for plotting to bring down legitimate government of the President. I warned.”