Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has described the invitation which House of Representatives extended to the President to appear before it as ‘democracy in action.’
Femi Adesina who spoke today, Wednesday, in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today said: “it is democracy in action. The House has the right to ask anybody to appear and the President is holding the position as a trust for Nigerians. It is the mandate of Nigerians that he is holding.
He said however that the House had not communicated the summon on Buhari to him yet.
“It is a development that just happened and almost throughout the day we have been in the Federal Executive Council meeting. That meeting did not rise until after 5pm.
“So, it was after 5pm when I got back to my office that I saw that news scrolling on the television. That means that the President himself hadn’t heard of it at that time. So, when the lawmakers, the Houses of Representatives communicate their decision to the President, it would be handled appropriately.
“But when they communicate that decision to him, he will respond accordingly. I can’t be talking of what he will do until that decision is communicated to him.”
Members of the House of Representatives decided to summon President Buhari in reaction to the continued killings in Benue and other parts of the country. [myad]