Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that eight lawmakers of the Benue state House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress, APC, have served impeachment notice to the Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom.
The lawmakers who sat in the state’s Assembly complex on Monday, 30 July, 2018 gained access to the state assembly complex while the police barricaded further access to the house, Ortom’s aide has confirmed.
According to Ortom’s spokesman, Tahav Agerzua, the lawmakers took over the Assembly complex to sit and pass the impeachment notice while the police blocked further access.
Meanwhile, a detachment of heavily armed policemen have currently shutdown the Benue State House of Assembly.
The policemen blocked the entrance to the Assembly complex, denying workers access.
Meanwhile, youths from Benue state have, in the early hours of Monday, as at 5:am, trooped en masse to block the Benue Assembly complex over what they claimed was plots by some politicians loyal to the All Progressives Congress, APC, led Federal government to impeach Governor Samuel Ortom who has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Reports not yet very clear claim the security personnel are currently in a clash with the Benue youths over the alleged invasion of State’s Assembly complex as well as the planned plot to impeach the Governor.
Reports also claim the police team is firing tear gas to disperse the youths.
Meanwhile, in a swift reaction, the Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has dismissed ‘impeachment notice’ served him by just eight lawmakers in the state, saying he remains the Governor of the state.
Governor Ortom who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said the lawmakers are not up to the required quorum that can effect such decision. He also said that the necessary process towards impeaching a Governor were not even followed by the lawmakers.
Recall that Governor Ortom had given reasons as to why he dumped the APC to include that his people, the Benue state youths, had forced him to leave the party or cease to be their governor.
More Updates on this developing story shortly.