Impeachment Notice Served Ortom Unconstitutional – Moro
Former Minister of Interior, Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, has joined his voice to condemn the move by a few out of the thirty members of Benue State House of Assembly to impeach the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
Eight members of the Benue State House of Assembly reported to have been accorded full protection by security operatives, sat on Monday and commence the process of impeaching the governor, not minding the two- third majority constitutionally required for such move.
Reacting to the development, Moro, who is from Benue State said: “That show of shame in Benue State House of Assembly is most reprehensible and irresponsible and will not stand the test of time. The constitution, the grand norm of the constitutionalism contains succinct provisions for impeaching a governor. Anything outside these provisions is an invitation to anarchy and therefore unacceptable. Coming from a crop of persons elected to make laws for the good governance of Benue State is most irresponsible.”
The ex-Minister further noted that “In the wake of the mindless killings of our people and pauperizing economic conditions, the least that Benue people desire and deserve is to be left in peace. The attempt to impeach the governor at this point in time will only serve the selfish interest of the cabal that has always held Benue State to ransom over time. The democratic way of terminating the tenure of an elected government official is the ballot box. This latest gangsteric movie-like attempt to change the government of Benue State is an assault on the sensibilities of Benue people. I call on the police authorities to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the presence of security personnel that provided cover for seven of the thirty members of Benue State House of Assembly to perpetrate this shameful act of brigandage.”
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