Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has thrown his weight behind the opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly over their six-week ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to combat insecurity or risk impeachment.
Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party had on Wednesday staged a walk out from plenary to protest Buhari’s inability to end insecurity.
Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda and his colleagues later addressed the Senate Press Corps, issuing the ultimatum to Buhari.
Governor Ortom commended the Senators for the move, saying it was long overdue.
Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary Nath Ikyur, in a statement, said the Governor gave the commendation on Friday when he received a delegation of some members of the National Assembly led by Aduda, who had come to brief him.
Ortom described the threat by the Senate and the House of Representatives PDP caucuses to impeach the President as “patriotic” and particularly commended some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, who have opted to do the ‘right thing’.
Governor Ortom said the Buhari administration had performed far below expectations of Nigerians in solving the security and economic challenges confronting the nation.
The Senate minority leader told the Benue governor that as a leader of the PDP in the North Central, the lawmakers deemed it appropriate to brief him on the decision of the National Assembly to impeach the President.
Aduda was joined by Senator Orker Jev and Hon Samson Okwu, among others.