Gov. Ortom speaks on impeachment threat by 8 Benue lawmakers

Gov. Ortom speaks on impeachment threat by 8 Benue lawmakers

Monday, July 30, 2018 2:06 pm

Gov. Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the  impeachment notice served him by eight members of the State’s House of Assembly Monday as ‘laughable”

“They have not been able to form a quorum, so it is not possible, Terver Akase, Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary said in a statement.

” Only eight people served the governor the notice, even at that, 2 other members who were part of the Kangaroo sitting were on the side of the governor, so how can anybody call that an impeachment notice. It’s laughable and must be ignored completely.

“And for the record, there is a court injunction restricting the impeached Speaker from parading himself as the Speaker of the House and that court injunction has not been vacated.

“He has been suspended for 6 months, he doesn’t have any constitutional right to go back to that Assembly.

“He has done nothing to vacate that injunction so whatever he did stands null and void.”

“Ortom is still the Chief Executive of the State. You can’t just impeach a Governor in a flash. You have to go through all the legal and constitutional processes.

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