By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
A Socio-Political Group, Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM) worldwide, has condemned the recent act of insubordination exhibited by President Muhammadu Buhari to the summons of the members of the House of Representatives.
BSM is a group that has special interest in the affairs of the Benin Kingdom and the well being of the people of the kingdom,
The group in a statement signed by it’s President, Elder Comrade Curtis Eghosa Ugbo and released to journalists in Benin City, said, the summon of President Muhammadu Buhari by members of the green chambers of the National Assembly is quite in order and in accordance with the dictates of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria he swore to uphold at all times and in all circumstances.
Elder Ugbo said “it is worrisome for President Muhammadu Buhari to show open defiance to the summons of the legislators to come and tell Nigerians the steps he has been taking thus far to address salient issues that threaten our continued existence as a nation
He stated that, ” the President came into office through the ballot same way as the lawmakers were given the mandate to represent and defend the interest of the people also.
.”Also quite absurd is the equally defiant posture of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, a man who by virtue of his position should be the person that could always be relied on to give the right interpretation of the constitution but who in the present circumstance has chosen to egg on his boss in this game of defiance of the constitution.
According to him, ” President Buhari and Abubakar Malami – have shown that they careless about adherence to the terms of the constitution of country it behove on the lawmakers to commence the process of shoving them out of office in line with the constitution.
Elder Ugbo added that “Buhari’s action is a slap on Nigerians, a constitutional breech that is equivalent to a coup detat against the people”. He concluded.