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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party at the House of Assembly have condemned the political crisis in Benue State where the opposition members with eight members out of 30 members of the House of Assembly served the state governor, Samuel Ortom with impeachment notice.
The Deputy Minority Leader, Mr. Chukwuka Onyema who is a member of the PDP caucus called a press briefing to condemn the development, describing it as an illegality and gross violation of the 1999 constitution.
The National leadership of the PDP alleged that 8 members loyal to the former Governor Akume were escorted into the STate House of Assembly Complex, while 17 others believed to be PDP members were barred by the Nigerian Police from entering the Complex.
The party described the action of the police as unacceptable. “This shows that the Police is an interested party in the purported impeachment saga. It’s also unlawful and highly unconstitutional for 8 out of 30 Assembly members to propose an impeachment against Governor Ortom.
“We call on all lovers of Democracy to rise against this unconstitutional act. Nigerians will hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for any breakdown of law and order resulting from this act of brigandage.
“The President Buhari administration has failed and nothing will stop the people from removing him in 2019”, PDP lamented.