Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Majority Leader and others, prevented President Buhari’s invitation to brief the House on the nation’s insecurity.
While considering the motion moved by Ahmed Satomi on the gruesome murder of 43 rice farmers in Borno State, Ahmed Jaha, the co-sponsor of the motion, raised a point of order that some resolutions agreed to in the motion had been deleted.
Ahmed Jaha, who is also from Borno State, said that his motion called for the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari to brief the House on the security situation in the state.
To forestall moving the motion, Gbajabiamila appealed to Ahmed Jaha that the resolution to summon President Muhammadu Buhari was removed at the behest of the Chair, adding that security matters would not be discussed in public places.
“He eliminated some of my prayers; the resolution is that we should invite President Muhammadu Buhari to brief the House on Security.”
The Speaker, Gbajabiamila, therefore, argued that such a resolution would be counterproductive.”
The Gbajabiamila also argued that the “Security issue does not warrant the President’s invitation to brief the House.
Shehu Koko also said that the House’s leadership should rather meet President Muhammadu Buhari in the Villa. The comment generated uproar among members of the House. The Speaker, therefore, called for an executive session.
Currently, as we speak, the House is still behind closed doors.
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