Governors elected on the platform of the APC has met with party members in the House of Representatives over their summon to President Muhammadu Buhari on the security challenges rocking the country.
According to Premium Times, the meeting was held at the National Assembly complex on Tuesday night.
The Governors had earlier asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to honour the invitation of the National Assembly.
They gave the advise during the National Executive Council (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State reportedly moved the motion for the cancellation of the President’s planned address.
The Ondo governor cited a possibility of unnecessary immitations of such invitation by state assemblies nationwide.
It was also gathered that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and other governors backed Akeredolu.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, were in attendance at the meeting.
The APC NEC agreed with the submission of the governors and advised them to engage the lawmakers to address all the grey areas.
Recall that the House of Representatives had asked the president to appear before them to explain what is being done to curb the increasing reports of kidnapping, killings, banditry and violence rocking Nigeria.
The presidency on Monday confirmed Buhari will appear before a joint session of NASS on Thursday.
In a post on Twitter the president’s Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, wrote: “FireFLASHFire, FireFLASHFire President @MBuhari will address a joint session of the National Assembly (@nassnigeria) on Thursday 10th December 2020.”
The Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also confirmed that the president would address lawmakers.