About Eight out of thirty lawmakers in Benue State House of Assembly, have reportedly served an impeachment notice on Governor Samuel Ortom.
This was revealed by the Governor’s spokesperson, Tahav Agerzua, today Monday July 30, 2018.
He claimed that the eight lawmakers have reportedly taken over the premises of the state assembly with the alleged support of the police.
Adding: “They have taken over the House of Assembly and served the governor an impeachment notice despite a court order forbidding them from doing so.”
He also accused former governor of Benue state, George Akume, and an APC senator from the state, of bringing police from Abuja in an attempt to use eight lawmakers to impeach Ortom.
However, Benue youths in their numbers had in the early hours of Monday, blocked the Assembly complex over the alleged plots by some politicians loyal to the APC-led federal government to impeach Governor Ortom.
The Monday alleged impeachment move was coming days after 23 PDP lawmakers impeached the Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, on allegations that he was not carrying other members along in legislative activities.
Ikyange’s, impeachment was after the House witnessed a gala of defection from APC to PDP thereby leaving him as the Speaker of the minority.
The PDP lawmakers now in the majority decided to impeach him even when they claimed it had nothing to do with him being in the minority.
Meanwhile, Ortom, had during a thanksgiving in his honor, alleged that he was being persecuted by the Federal Government and his former political party, the All Progressives Congress, (APC) because he refused to surrender Benue land to herdsmen.
He maintained that the agenda of their attackers were not for grazing, but to take over the land from the real owners.
Adding he would never be party to such an evil agenda. He reinstated his administration’s commitment to protecting the interests of his people no matter the level of intimidation and threats.