Rep. Benjamin Kalu, spokesperson for the House of Representatives, says the invitation extended to President Muhammadu Buhari was not aimed at ridiculing him over security matters.
Kalu, who said this while speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, stressed that the president was rather invited for engagement with the House on ways of addressing the security challenges plaguing the country.
He said that the idea of the invitation was to have a feedback mechanism on security situation in the country, adding that the partnership, which the 9th National Assembly established with the Executive, would be sustained.
He, however, said that since Nigeria was operating a democracy that was hinged on party supremacy, the president could decide to follow the advice of his party on any issue whatsoever.
“The president is more powerful than the party, but if he took a decision and his party took another, he must oblige the party,” he said.
Kalu, nonetheless, said that the House did not act in error by inviting the president, adding that the legislature had the constitutional right to investigate issues affecting the country.