Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has described the action of the eight members that commenced impeachment process against him as ‘provocative.’
The governor called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General, Department of State Services.
Ortom said that the eight members allegedly had the support of the former governor of the state, George Akume, IG and DG, DSS.
He however expressed assurance that their move would fail.
“ I know that the President is not aware of the impunity by the IG and DG DSS. The action of the eight members is provoking, they have the support of the police and the DSS.
“Police detachment from Abuja on the directives of Akume, IG and DG SSS forcefully allow the eight members to occupy the house of assembly despite the court injunction restraining the impeached speaker from parading himself as the speaker.
“Whereas, police sent away the 22 members last Friday when they wanted to sit but today the same police provided security to the eight members.
“As a law-abiding citizen, I believe in the rule of law and I will pursue it to tackle this illegality. Is it an offence to join any party of my choice? I appeal to Mr President to rise and protect our democracy,” the governor said.
Answering questions on the issues raised by the G8, the governor said that there was evidence of where the speaker collected money and did not account for it.