The House of Representatives has debunked any form of apology to the president after he failed to honour an invitation by the 9th Assembly on security matters.
In a statement, which was signed by Rep. Benjamin Kalu
Official Spokesperson 9th House of Representatives on the 28th December the house clarifies that it never sends an apology to the president because the president did not seek any.
Kalu further said the house ‘only carried out its constitutional responsibility’ and the 9th assembly under the able leadership of Gbajabiamila will not do anything to desecrate the critical institution of democracy.
Read the full statement below;
Clarification on Apology to the Presidency
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 of 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 this democratic ethos and ideals as well.
Rep. Benjamin Kalu
9th House of Representatives