President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja said he would work with the relevant constitutional bodies to resolve the crises rocking the Houses of Assembly in Bauchi and Edo states.
The president said this when he received members of the Bauchi House of Assembly and other stakeholders at the Presidential Villa.
“I am aware of the problem in Edo and Bauchi states and I try to appreciate my position as the President, the political situation vis a vis the constitution of our country, the role of the commissioners of police and the party. I always like to be on the side of the constitution,” he said.
The president said he would liaise with the Minister of Justice when sworn-in and the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the rights of the constituencies and individuals were not abused in any form.
He also urged the lawmakers not to give up their rights and the rights of those who elected them.
The president also called on the lawmakers not to compromise on their individual integrity so as not to divide the House of Assembly and the party.
The party members, led by the national chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, had briefed the president on events leading to the crisis in the state House of Assembly.