Ohanaeze, Afenifere, NCF Ask Buhari To Honour Reps’ Summons

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo so­cio-cultural organisation; Pan-Yoru­ba socio-political organi­sation, Afenifere; National Consultative Front (NCF), and Prince Tony Momoh, chief­tain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have thrown their weight behind the House of Representatives, asking President Muhammadu Bu­hari to honour the House invi­tation following the killing of farmers in Borno on Saturday by Boko Haram Insurgents.

The House of Represen­tatives on Tuesday resolved to invite President Buhari to appear before it to explain cir­cumstances surrounding the current state of insecurity in the North-East and other plac­es in the country.

The members of the House of Representatives are representing their various constituents and they have right to invite the president to appear before them over se­curity situation. So, President Buhari must honour the invi­tation if he is representing the people of Nigeria.

This is a good develop­ment. Why won’t President Buhari appear before them? Is he President of Daura or President of Nigeria? In as much as he is still President of Nigeria, he must appear before the House because the President has failed the peo­ple by refusing to refurbish the security architecture of the country.

“Nigeria needs security forces that are proactive and intelligent gathering and not one sided security forces.

“It’s unfortunate that se­curity operatives in Nigeria are one sided so the president needs to bring in experts ir­respective of state or region they come from.

“President Buhari was elected to find solution to Ni­geria’s problems especially the insecurity but unfortu­nately he has failed the people by refusing to find solution to the country’s problems,” Ibeg­bu said.

Afenifere also on Tues­day said it is mandatory for Buhari to brief the House of Representatives on the true state of the security situation in the country.

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