Gov. Ortom Backs Impeachment Move Against President Buhari



Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Friday commended the National Assembly for issuing a six-week ultimatum for President Muhammadu Buhari to step up the fight against insecurity or risk being impeached.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has praised the National Assembly for issuing a six-week ultimatum on President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify the struggle against violence or risk of being removed from office.

Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus of the Senate led by the Senate Minority Leader, PhiIlip Aduda had on Tuesday, walked out of plenary to protest the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to end insecurity in Nigeria, issuing six weeks ultimatum to the president to end the challenges.

Reacting, Ortom described the move by both the Senate and the House of Representatives to impeach the President as patriotic and commended some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who opted to support the decision.

According to Governor Ortom, President Buhari has performed far below the expectations of Nigerians in solving both the security and economic challenges of the country and so needed to be shown a way out for a more competent person.

Meanwhile, the Senate Minority Leader had earlier told Governor Ortom that the delegation considered it appropriate to brief him on the decision of the National Assembly to impeach the President.

Senator Aduda disclosed that, although the impeachment move was initiated by the PDP Senators and House of Representatives members, a good number of the APC members have also joined.


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