By Sunday Iduh
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has lauded the National Assembly for issuing a six-week ultimatum on President Muhammadu Buhari to step up the fight against insecurity or risk being impeached.
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), caucus of the Senate, led by the Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda on Tuesday, July 27, 2022 walked out of plenary to protest the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to end insecurity in Nigeria.
Sen. Aduda and his colleagues later addressed the Senate Press Corps where they issued a six-week ultimatum after which they will initiate impeachment proceedings against President Buhari if he is unable to end insecurity in the country.
Nathaniel Ikyur, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ortom, in a statement on Friday, said the governor gave the commendation Friday at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja when he received a delegation of some members of the National Assembly, led by the Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Aduda, who came to brief him.
According to the statement, the governor described the decision of both the Senate and the House of Representatives to impeach the president as patriotic and, particularly commended some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who have opted to do the right thing.
“President Buhari has performed far below the expectations of Nigerians in solving both the security and economic challenges of the country and so needs to give way for a more competent person,” Ortom stated.
The statement further stated that, Sen. Aduda had earlier told Governor Ortom that as a leader of the PDP in the North Central, the delegation considered it appropriate to brief him on the decision of the National Assembly to impeach the President.
Sen. Aduda told the governor that although the impeachment move was initiated by the Senate, the House of Representatives, as well as a good number of the APC members have also joined.
The statement disclosed that Sen. Aduda was joined by Sen. Orker Jev and Samson Okwu among others.