The House of Representatives on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari can’t question the role of the parliament in Nigeria.
Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the House of Representatives, said this while reacting to Buhari’s comment that some people have been in the National Assembly for years doing nothing.
Speaking in Abuja, yesterday Buhari had said, “What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?”
Responding to Buhari’s remark, Namdas said questioning the role of the parliament would jeopardize democracy in Nigeria.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Namdas, “We believe that the president can hold an opinion as regards to the performance of individual members of the national assembly.
“In fact, our constituents have been doing just that, members of the national assembly have been replaced by their constituents as a result of such opinions.
“However, we want to believe that the president was not questioning the role of the national assembly as an institution of democracy because that will be a worrying sign. Our democracy will be in peril if he does that, but we believe he was not referring to that.”