The Home of Representatives on Tuesday handed by second studying a invoice to empower the Nationwide Meeting to summon the president.
The Structure alteration invoice additionally seeks to provide the States Homes of Meeting powers to summon their respective governors.
Main the controversy on the Invoice, Sergious Ogun (PDP, Esan NorthEast/Esan SouthEast federal constituency of Edo State) stated the invoice is about deepening accountability.
He cited the controversy that trailed the summoning of President Muhamadu Buhari in November final yr and the response of the Lawyer Basic Abubakar Malami.
Malami had argued that the Home of Representatives lacks the ability to summon the President.
Ogun, in his lead debate, defined that the invoice seeks to amend sections 67 and 107 of the 1999 Structure.
“The invoice seeks to amend the principal Act by inserting a brand new subsection 3 which is able to learn:
“Nothing on this part shall preclude any chamber of the Nationwide Meeting from summoning the President of the federal Republic of Nigeria from attending the Joint Session of the Nationwide Meeting to reply questions on Nationwide Safety or any difficulty in any respect which the Nationwide Meeting has powers to make legal guidelines.”
He defined that “what this invoice intends to do is that if we have now powers to make legal guidelines for the federation, and for which we applicable for, we must also have powers to ask or summon the President.”
The movement for the second studying was handed and referred to the Particular Structure Modification committee of the Home