January 28, 2021

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Buhari’s invitation: we didn’t apologize – House of Reps

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The House of Representatives has denied claims that it apologized to the Presidency for inviting President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the security issue.

Punch Newspapers reported that the Chairman of the House Committee on Media, Benjamin Kalu denied the claim and he issued the denial when he said: “The President or the Presidency, as the case may be, never sought an apology from the House of Representatives for carrying out its constitutional responsibility to the Nigerian electorate. Where then did the media get the report that the House as an institution apologise to anyone? Media professionals are advised to uphold the ethics of their profession.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the House never apologised to anyone for exercising its constitutional mandate and the 9th Assembly of the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila will not do anything to desecrate or destroy the critical institution of democracy – the legislature. We strongly believe that President Muhammadu Buhari subscribes to these democratic ethos and ideals as well.”

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