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.