Reps Says The Can Control The President
Reps Says The Can Control The President. The House of Representatives has faulted claims by analysts that they lack The constitutional power to summon President Goodluck Jonathan to The National Assembly, and added they relied on The provisions of The constitution to make The move.
Stating this at a press briefing, yesterday, spokesman for The House, Hon Zakari Mohammed, said section 89 (c) of The constitution empowers The House to summon anyone to appear before The House for purpose of helping with The duties of The legislature.
“Section 89(c) of The 1999 constitution as amended states that The House Can summon anybody; anybody does not have exemptions, to explain issues bothering The House. We are in no way overcrowding our bounds,” Zakari said.
The lawmaker advised analysts who drew conclusions that The House was warring with The executive to stop heating up The polity and misrepresenting their intentions even as he stressed that The House was not in conflict and did not intend to start one with The executive.
He insisted that The move was taken “because we believe that as a nation, and people’s representatives, things will be getting out of hand if we don’t act.
“The issue has gone beyond inviting any Inspector General. The man who God has put our destinies in his hands for now is who we are inviting. We are not summoning him, we are inviting him. it is done in advanced parliaments of The world. It is not a waste of time but intended to get to The root of The matter”, he explained.
Speaking on The timeline for The President to appear, he said “that is up to him to decide because The House understands that by virtue of The importance of his office, only him Can decide when will be convenient for him and convey same to The House.”
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