The Presidency has responded to the House of Representatives’ decision to call out President Buhari based on Benue killings.
During an interview that was organized by Channels News last night, Femi Adesina, who is President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said his principal will react appropriately when officially called out by the House of Representatives.
Members of the House of Representatives have decided to call out Buhari in reaction to the killings that are going on in Benue state and several parts of the country.
Asked if the President would appear before the lawmakers, Femi Adesina said the House had not communicated the call out to Buhari 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,” he said.
Although Femi Adesina acknowledged “the right” of the lawmakers to call out “anybody to appear” before them, he did not say whether President Buhari would honour their summon if it is being communicated to him.
“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.
“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,” he said.