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Ayodele Fayose, a former Governor of Ekiti State, has blasted members of the House of Representatives labelling them as a ‘mere toothless bulldogs’ that only exist on paper in the eyes of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ex-Governor stated this on his Twitter handle while reacting to a resolution by the House of Representatives to invite the President to brief the House on the true state of security in Nigeria. Fayose said that he would be surprised if Buhari honours their invitation.
The Nigeria legislative lower Chamber, the House of Representatives, considered a motion moved by members from Borno State on the recent killings of 43 rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents.
The House witnessed a rowdy session during the debate after the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said it would be inappropriate to invite Buhari to disclose the actions being taken towards handling the security situation in the country, describing it as counter-productive.
But some members of the House opposed the Speaker’s position and this descended into a rowdy debate.
These lead to the House going into an executive session to resolve the matter.
After the executive session which was held behind closed doors, the House resumed and Representative Ahmed Jaha who is one of the sponsors of the motion moved an amendment to invite the President to brief on the security situation in the country.
His amendment was seconded and unanimously adopted. No date was however announced for the invitation.
But reacting to the development, Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti state in a tweet via his Twitter handle said:
‘I will be surprised if the President honours the House of Reps invitation.
‘The National Assembly that is supposed to be representing the people should know by now that in the eyes of this President, they only exist on paper because they are mere toothless bulldogs.’
Some of those Rep members at the forefront of the invitation of the President to appear before the House should expect an EFCC invitation, freezing of their accounts or arrest for plotting to bring down the legitimate government of the President. I warned,’ Fayose tweeted.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK