Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has said that those who are planning to impeach the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki are enemies of democracy.
In a statement today, Friday, by his spokesperson, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom wondered why those who defected 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.
“The attacks on Senate President Bukola Saraki, including moves for his impeachment and threats to freeze his accounts are unfortunate developments which must be condemned and resisted by all patriots.
“The persons behind the plot should take a close look at the country’s Constitution as well as Senate rules to be properly guided.
“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.
“Senator Saraki has demonstrated uncommon capacity to lead the Senate. The Senate President has done nothing wrong in defecting from the All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.” [myad]