The member representing Ahoada-East/Abua/Odual Federal Constituency, Rivers State, Solomon Bob on Thursday described the snubbing of the Joint Session of the Nationwide Meeting by President Muhamadu Buhari as of a transparent case questioning the existence of the legislature.
Mr. Bob raised some extent of order on privilege, demanding solutions from the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila on why the President who was scheduled to look earlier than the joint session of the Home didn’t honour the invitation.
It could be recalled that the President, following a movement of the Home was invited to look earlier than the Joint session of the Nationwide Meeting.
DAILY POST reported that the President will honour the invitation.
Nevertheless, the Lawyer Basic of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on Wednesday in a press assertion stated the Home had no proper to summon the President.
Mr Bob, citing order 8, rule 6, stated the privilege of the Home has been breached, including that President Buhari flagrantly disregarded the decision of the Home.
He stated: “Final week we handed a decision, bordering on safety. I learn within the newspaper that the president agreed to come back. Nevertheless, the occasions following the decision has proven that the decision has been flagrantly disregarded. If this Home ought to cross a decision, and it’s disregarded, then it questions our existence right here. Our very existence right here is being questioned.
“The Speaker ought to tackle us. Perhaps there was a again channel, we have to know. Nigerians are watching, the world is watching, watching what we are going to do. This motion is able to displaying that the Home is of no significance.”
Ruling on the purpose of order, the Speaker stated his movement has been famous, including that the Home is “ready for official communication from the President.”