The Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, has described the purported impeachment notice served to Governor Samuel Ortom by lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State as "unlawful" and "unconstitutional."
The PDP said this in a series of posts on Twitter in reaction to the series of events that occurred at the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday.
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The major opposition party queried how eight lawmakers, whom it alleged are loyal to George Akume, a former governor of the state and the current APC leader in the state, could suddenly become larger in number than 17 colleagues and begin impeachment proceedings against the Governor.
The party also berated the Police for allegedly being an "interested party" in the impeachment saga and aiding the APC lawmakers to gain entrance into the House complex.
The tweet read, "This actions of the @PoliceNG is completely unacceptable. This shows that the Police is an interested party in the purported impeachment saga. It’s also unlawful and highly unconstitutional for 8 out of 30 Assembly members to propose an impeachment against Governor Ortom."
The party implored on Nigerians to oppose any attempt to impeach Governor Ortom through unconstitutional means.
It also said President Muhammadu Buhari should be responsible in the case of violence eruption in the state.
"We call on all lovers of Democracy to rise against this unconstitutional act. Nigerians will hold @MBuhari responsible 4any breakdown of law &order resulting from this act of brigandage. D @MBuhariadministration has failed ¬hing will stop d people from removing him in 2019", the tweet read.
Governor Ortom had last week Wednesday defected to the PDP after alleging that he had been given a "red card" by the APC leadership in the state.