The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the National Assembly has no constitutional power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari, The Cable reports.
According to the report, Malami said the operational use of the armed forces is the prerogative of the president and not subject to debate.
The green chambers had summoned the president on Tuesday, December 1, shortly after lawmakers deliberated on a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by Honourable Satomi Ahmed.
Part of Malami’s statement read:
“The National Assembly has no constitutional power to envisage or contemplate a situation where the president would be summoned by the National Assembly on the operational use of the armed forces.”
Some Nigerians have started commenting on the stance of the AGF via social media.