THE HOUSE HAS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO SUMMON THE PRESIDENT, SAYS BUKARTI
Attorney-General Malami’s statement earlier today that the National Assembly lacks power to summon President Buhari is complete rubbish. By the combined effect of Sections 88 & 89 of the Constitution, the Senate or House can summon any person or authority including the President.
Malami’s argument that the President is invested with exclusive powers over the control & management of the security sector and can’t be invited is a straw man. He’s invited for his failure to fulfil his obligation of protecting lives & property and the House has power to do so.
I urge the President to honour the invitation and address Nigerians through their elected Representatives. Failure to do so is a violation of the Constitution. But I won’t be surprised if Buhari refuses to appear. It appears he intentionally sent his AG to make this statement.