The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has expressed shock over President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence, on the “illegal” attempt to impeach Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
Eight lawmakers of the State House of Assembly, on Monday commenced impeachment proceeding against Ortom, while some 22 others were reportedly blocked from attending plenary by the police.
In a statement, spokesman of the R-APC, Kazeem Afegbua, said Buhari’s silence suggests he is the “chief promoter of undemocratic illegalities that have consistently undermined our democratic engagements in the last three years”.
Afegbua alleged that there is an attempt to force down the “bitter pills” of Buhari’s second term agenda down the throat of Nigerians.
“On the one hand, the APC party leadership declared that they aren’t losing sleep over our members activities ostensibly to present a fake personae but it has consistently mounted pressure on our members to capitulate under the influence of mouth-watering promises.
“Now that our member Governor Ortom has given the APC red card, and deservedly so, heaven has been let loose and President Buhari has maintained a conspiratorial silence and deliberately feigning ignorance over the democratic gangsterism that has dominated Benue assembly at present.
The group said the Monday incident and similar ones in Benue show Nigeria’s democracy is “seriously under threat” by those trying to “armtwist the Benue people against their will,” he said.
http://newsstandard.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ortom_221321363.jpghttp://newsstandard.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ortom_221321363-150x150.jpgBenedict Obi-ChukwuPoliticsThe Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has expressed shock over President Muhammadu Buhari's silence, on the 'illegal' attempt to impeach Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Eight lawmakers of the State House of Assembly, on Monday commenced impeachment proceeding against Ortom, while some 22 others were reportedly blocked from attending plenary...Nigerian News