President Muhammadu Buhari is to testify on his administration’s response to clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the central states of the country. Nigerian Senate’s lower house invited the president to discuss the clashes between semi-nomadic herdsmen and settled farmers in central states, which have resulted in hundreds of deaths.
On Thursday, the Senate summoned the president to testify in front of the entire parliamentary body, especially in view of his intention to run for the presidency in the next election, set to take place in less than a year. President Buhari is also dealing with the backlash from Nigerians concerning an alleged spend without the senate’s appropriation. Speculations across the local news media suggests that the president may refuse to appear before the Senate.