President Muhammad Buhari has been asked to apologize for allegedly making disparaging statements against the integrity of the parliament when he said some lawmakers have been there for 10 years without doing anything.
Coming on personal explanation, Senator Dino Melaye (APC) Kogi west drew the attention of senate to what he described as “unparliamentary and uncomplimentary language” of President Buhari; asking him to tender an unreserved apology.
Presenting video evidence before the senate, Melaye said that Buhari made the uncharitable statement when he met with members of his campaign organization led by the comptroller of Nigerian customs, Hameed Ali in the Presidential Villa last week.
He said most appointees of government draw strength from the president’s disposition to behave rudely to the institution of the senate.
The Kogi lawmaker also questioned why the comptroller general of customs, Hameed Ali should be at the head of the campaign organisation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the Nigeria customs is a paramilitary organisation and that the position of comptroller general is position which should be separated from politics.
The lawmaker said this was part of why he moved earlier that the comptroller of customs should wear his uniform.