Following the controversy over the high level of insecurity in the country that accepted the invitation by the House of Representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari, the House Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, gave further clarification.
Vanguard notes that Kalu said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation was not meant to ridicule him about security matters.
It was learned that Kalu said this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, December 10, adding that the president was invited to engage with the House on ways to resolve the country’s security challenges.
The legislator noted that the idea of the invitation was to provide a feedback mechanism on the country’s security situation, stressing that it would maintain the relationship formed by the 9th Assembly with the executive.
Kalu stressed that because Nigeria has a democracy that depends on party dominance, the president will decide to follow his party’s advice on any issue.
He said: “The president is not more powerful than the party, but if he took a decision and his party took another, he must oblige the party.”
The House spokesman said that the House did not act in error by inviting the president, adding that the house had the right to investigate issues bothering the country.