Benue state Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has commended the National Assembly for granting a six-week ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to brace up and battle insecurity or face impeachment.
Governor Ortom spoke yesterday at the State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja while hosting a delegation of some members of the National Assembly led by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Aduda who came to brief him.
According to the governor, the decision of both the Senate and the House of Representatives to impeach the President is “patriotic”. He also applauded some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who have opted to do the ‘right thing’.
Governor Ortom said President Buhari has failed Nigerians in unraveling both the security and economic challenges of the country and so needs to give way for a more capable leader.
Senator Orker Jev and Hon. Samson Okwu among others were part of the delegation.
Earlier, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Aduda had told Governor Ortom that as a leader of the PDP in the North Central, the delegation deemed it suitable to brief him on the decision of the National Assembly to impeach the President.
Aduda told the governor that although the impeachment move was instigated by the Senate, the House of Representatives as well as a good number of the APC members had also joined.
In protest of the failure of President Buhari to tackle insecurity in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the Senate led by the Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda, on Tuesday, walked out of plenary.
Later, Senator Aduda and his colleagues addressed the Senate Press Corps where they gave a six-week ultimatum after which they will commence impeachment proceedings against President Buhari if he’s unable to stop insecurity in the country.