It is fire for fire – PDP reps tell Buhari, Police

Gov. Samuel Ortom

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus on Monday threatened to take over the affairs of Benue State House of Assembly sequel to the wave of impeachment of Governor Samuel Ortom.

The aggrieved lawmakers, who frowned at the state of the nation, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is fast manifesting all the symptoms of the former maximum ruler late Sani
Abacha.

The caucus which threatened that the National Assembly will not hesitate to exercise its constitutional powers in the wake of the Executive recklessness being demonstrated by Buhari’s administration,
accused the Military and Police of superintending the impeachment of Governor Ortom by eight State Assembly members.

The caucus led by Chukwuma Onyema, acting Minority Leader in the House of Representatives expressed the concern at a press briefing held at the National Assembly barely one hour after the purported impeachment of Governor Ortom.

In swift reaction to the ongoing intimidation of opposition party, the caucus vowed to stall plans to reconvene plenary for the consideration any request by President Buhari, including the N242 billion for the 2019 general elections and debate on the 2018 Supplementary budget, until peace is restored back into the polity.

Onyema who warned against heating the polity, however warned that any attempt to intimidate PDP members “will be fire for fire.”

The lawmakers, who argued that the ongoing witch-hunt of PDP states is a failed attempt, condemned the desperation of Buhari and his men.

 

 

Source – businessdayonline.com

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