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House of Assembly Not Plotting To Impeach Ortom – Benue Govt

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The Benue State Government has described as false news making the rounds that the State House of Assembly had begun impeachment proceedings against the Governor, Samuel Ortom.

The Special Adviser on Media and ICT to the Governor, Mr Tahav Agerzua in a Wednesday statement further described the insinuations as baseless.

He said none of the processes leading to impeachment, which takes about three months to complete, had been activated.

Agerzua said, “Media speculations that the Benue State House of Assembly, Tuesday July 10, sat to consider the impeachment of Governor Samuel Ortom are entirely baseless.

“From the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, it is impracticable for any House of Assembly to impeach a governor in one day because, according to constitutional provisions, the processes leading to the impeachment of the governor take not less than three months to consummate.

“In the case of Benue State Governor, not one of the impeachment proce-dures has been activated.”

The governor’s aide also distanced the state government from insinuations that his principal was plotting to dissolve the 23 elected local government councils in the state.

“Similarly, rumours making the rounds that the governor was about to dissolve the 23 elected local government councils in the state have no justification,” he added.

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