Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within the 2019 election, Segun Sowunmi, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to seem earlier than the National Assembly over issues of insecurity within the nation.
Sowumi believes that the president is being over protected and the federal government is now creating an impression that they’re a coven of darkish forces who aren’t keen to be seen within the mild.
Speaking on Wednesday on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Sowumi famous that past the president’s failure to seem earlier than the NASS, the actual situation is a constant sample of failing to deal with Nigerians every time the necessity arises.
“If the president doesn’t go, the heavens will not fall,” Sowumi mentioned, including “but we are saying that there is a pattern here and we practically had to beg him to speak to the Nigerian youths (during the EndSARS protests).
According to him, having a conversation with Nigerians, however little, goes a long way to inspire hope.
“That presidential conversation could infuse hope. Do you know the power of just the president infusing hope, saying “I’m on it and for some I can tell you this, some I cannot tell you…but be rest assured that this is what is happening”.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Farouq Aliyu, who was additionally on the programme mentioned the President just isn’t certain to honour an invite by the National Assembly over the safety state of affairs within the nation.
“President Buhari is not an orator,” Aliyu mentioned, including that if he have been to advise the president, he would inform him to not go however relatively ship his service chiefs.
Responding to the feedback, Sowumi faulted the truth that the federal government was all the time creating an impression that the president doesn’t know find out how to speak.
“No one should come and give us the impression that he doesn’t even know how to talk. He can be guided, the people who will ask the questions can be screened.
“We are protecting the presidency too much and creating the impression that the Buhari presidency is a clone or cocoon or coven of very dark forces who are not willing to be seen in the light,” he mentioned.
This comes hours after the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, in a press release mentioned the National Assembly has no constitutional energy to summon the President.
He additionally famous the proper of the President to interact the National Assembly and seem earlier than it’s “inherently discretionary in the President and not at the behest of the National Assembly.”
Members of the House of Representatives on December 1, handed a decision to ask President Buhari to transient the home on the true state of the safety state of affairs within the nation.
The choice to summon President Buhari was taken at plenary when the House thought of a movement moved by members from Borno State on the current bloodbath of 43 rice farmers within the state by Boko Haram insurgents.
In response to this, the President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie introduced on Monday, December 7 that the President will tackle a joint session of the National Assembly.