The House of Representatives says it never apologised to the Presidency over its invitation to President Muhammadu Buhari to address it on the state of insecurity in the country.
The clarification is contained in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Benjamin Kalu.
Titled ‘Clarification on Apology to the Presidency’, the House said the President or the Presidency never sought for an apology from the House of Representatives for carrying out its constitutional responsibility to the Nigerian electorate.
Mr. Kalu insists “the 9th Assembly of the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila will not do anything to desecrate or destroy the critical institution of democracy – the Legislature. We strongly believe that President Muhammadu Buhari subscribes to these democratic ethos and ideals as well”.
The statement was in reaction to reports by a section of the media that the House apologised to the Presidency in the aftermath of its invitation to President Muhammadu Buhari.