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Saraki Impeachment: Read Governor Ortom’s Reaction



Saraki Impeachment: Read Governor Ortom's Reaction

Samuel Ortom, the executive governor of Benue state has declared that those plotting to unseat the leaders of the National Assembly are enemies of Nigeria’s democracy.

NIGERIA NEWS notes that Ortom, on Friday, August 10 made the comment as rumours of plots to impeach the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, spreads all over.

The governor in a statement urged those behind the plot to take a close look at Nigeria’s constitution as well as the Senate rules to be properly guided.

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According to him, though the election of a Senate President requires simple majority, removing the holder of the office takes two-thirds of the entire Senate members.

Speaking further, Ortom described the attacks on Saraki, including moves for his impeachment and threats to freeze his accounts as unfortunate developments which he said must be condemned and resisted by all patriots.

The governor said Saraki has demonstrated uncommon capacity to lead the Senate, pointing out that the Senate President has done nothing wrong in defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a related development, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Saraki fired back at Adams Oshiomhole over his controversial statement at a press conference on Friday, August 10.

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