The Chief Press Secretary Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Terver Akase has reacted over the impeachment notice served his boss on Monday by some aggrieved lawmakers in the state, saying that they lack the constitutional powers to remove him from office.
ooreporters.com learned that the notice was coming from members of the All Progressives Congress in Benue state House of Assembly in the persons of Adanyi Benjamin, Terhemba Chabo, Benjamin Nungwa, Bem Mngutyo, Adams Okloho, James Okefe and Nick Eworo.
It was gathered that the impeachment was being superintended by Terkimbi Ikyange who until last week was speaker of the Assembly, as just the same period Ortom dumped the ruling APC for the opposition party, People’s Democratic Party.
Akase said, “Ortom is still the Chief Executive of the State. You can’t just impeach a Governor in a flash. You have to go through all the legal and constitutional processes.
Akase said “They have not been able to form a quorum, so it is not possible. Only eight people served the governor the notice, even at that, 2 other members who were part of the kangaroo sitting were on the side of the governor, so how can anybody call that an impeachment notice. It’s laughable and must be ignored completely.
“And for the record, there is a court injunction restricting the impeached Speaker from parading himself as the Speaker of the House and that court injunction has not been vacated.
He added that the former speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, “has been suspended for 6 months, he doesn’t have any constitutional right to go back to that Assembly. He has done nothing to vacate that injunction so whatever he did stands null and void.”
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