The National Assembly, under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki, has threatened to invoke its constitutional power of checking President Muhammadu Buhari, if he fails to accede to their demands.
Saraki, read the resolutions of the lawmakers,o after a closed-door session which lasted about three hours on Tuesday.
The resolutions were on insecurity around the country, ongoing prosecution of lawmakers, disregard of National Assembly authority by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, among others.
The lawmakers said they won’t hesitate to invoke their constitutional right if Mr Buhari fails to act.
Mr Saraki said, “The joint session of the national assembly in closed session resolved that the security agencies must be given a marching order to curtail the killings of Nigerians across the country and protect the lives and properties of Nigerians. This is the primary responsibility of any responsible government.
“Two, The systematic harassment and humiliation by the Executive of perceived political opponents, people with contrary opinions including Legislators and Judiciary by the police and other security agencies must stop..
“Three, There must be strict adherence to the Rule of Law and protection for all citizens by the President and his appointees.”
The lawmakers urged President Buhari to take responsibility for the actions and decision of his appointees.