The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has stated that it will drag the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to court over the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP Rep caucus said it will challenge the position of Malami that the national assembly lacks powers to invite Buhari to brief it on security matters.
Naija News recalls that the president was scheduled to appear before and brief lawmakers on the security challenges rocking the country.
But during the recent National Executive Council of the APC, governors prevailed on Buhari not to appear before the National Assembly.
Malami also stated that the constitution gives the president exclusive rights over security and cannot be summoned by lawmakers.
He described the invitation to the president as unconstitutional, adding that it was the right of Buhari to engage the National Assembly or not.
Speaking to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, the factional minority leader in the House of Reps, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, urged Nigerians to push lawmakers for the impeachment of the president.
The lawmaker maintained that Buhari has largely demonstrated a lack of capacity to govern Nigeria.
Chinda said: “The Attorney-General clearly implies the president who was elected under the provisions of the constitution which he swore to uphold is above the law. The caucus shall seek for judicial interpretation of same.
“We reinstate our call on Nigerians across all tribe, religion and Political party to awaken their representatives and Senators to the realities of the moment and rescue Nigeria from this “road to perdition” by evoking their constitutional powers under section 143 of the constitution and commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari for gross incompetence and breach of section 4 (2)(b) of the constitution.
“Call on members of the Executive Council to resolve under section 144 of the constitution that the President is incapable of discharging the functions of the office”.