By EMMANUEL OLOFU DICKSON, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that those plotting to overthrow the leadership of the National Assembly are enemies of the country’s democracy.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, he urged the persons behind the plot to take a close look at the country’s Constitution as well as Senate rules to be properly guided.
The Governor stated that though the election of a President of the Senate requires simple majority, removing the holder of the office takes two-thirds of the entire Senate members.
Governor Ortom described the attacks on Senate President Bukola Saraki, including moves for his impeachment and threats to freeze his accounts as unfortunate developments which must be condemned and resisted by all patriots.
He said that Senator Saraki has demonstrated uncommon capacity to lead the Senate, pointing out that the Senate President has done nothing wrong in defecting from the All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Governor Ortom wondered why those who defect from APC become targets for victimization by Federal Government agencies while those who move from other political parties to the ruling party are celebrated as ‘saints’.
He called on Nigerians to condemn the wave of impunity prevailing in the country, in the interest of democracy and nation-building.