Tuesday April 20, 2021 9:11 AM

Invitation Saga: House of Reps denies apologising to Buhari

The House of Representatives has denied the reports published by some sections of the media saying that iit apologized to President Muhamadu Buhari over the uproar that trailed the invitation of the President to  the National Assembly.

Recall that the lower legislative house invited the President to the chamber, but the President refused to honour the invitation.

The development followed the call for impeachment of the President by some lawmakers.

Reacting to the purpoted apology, the Speaksperson of the House, Ben Kalu, said that the House never apologized to the President over the invitation.

“It has come to the knowledge of the House that few sections of the media reported that the House apologized to the Presidency over the resolution of the House which arose from the motion sponsored by members from Borno State, requesting for the invitation of the President to brief the nation on the state of insecurity in the country.

“The President or the Presidency as the case may be, never sought for an apology from the House of Representatives for carrying out her constitutional responsibility to the Nigerian electorate. Where then did the media get the report that the House as an institution apologized to anyone? Media professionals are advised to uphold the ethics of their profession.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the House never apologized to anyone for exercising her constitutional mandate and the 9th Assembly of the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila will not do anything to desecrate or destroy the critical institution of democracy – the Legislature. We strongly believe that President Muhammadu Buhari subscribes to these democratic ethos and ideals as well,” he said

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