Ortom impeachment saga: APC, Presidency destabilising Nigeria —Anietie Okon

Apparently worried by the political crisis engulfing Benue State following the departure of Governor Samuel Ortom from All Progressives Congress, APC, to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anietie Okon, has accused APC and the Presidency of destabilizing the nation’s democracy.
He described as preposterous a situation where only eight of the 30-member legislature would serve impeachment notice on Governor Ortom and cautioned the Presidency and security agencies against plunging the nation into anarchy.
According to him, the police force “has been reduced to a gangster outfit doing the bidding of the Presidency and the APC against the constitution of Nigeria.”
He decried the involvement of President Muhammadu Buhari on the raging political crisis in Benue State, saying his attitudinal position had given vent to the acts of banditry being allegedly perpetuated by the police in the state.
The elder statesman expressed dismay over the impulsive allegation from the anti-graft agency that the governor had embezzled N22 billion, underlining that the action of the agency has spurred massive erosion of credibility and trust by Nigerians.
He said: “What is unfolding in Benue State is unconstitutional and devoid of any known legislative norms, practices and procedure. The eight lawmakers are hit men of a gangster cartel and the citizens are appalled by this crass exhibition of desperation.”

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