Buhari Distances Self from Plot to Impreach Gov. Ortom

The Presidency on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari is not behind the plot to sack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, by 10 members of the state House of Assembly.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that President Buhari will never be part of any unconditionally act.
On Monday, no fewer than 10 members of the Assembly had served on Orton impreachment notice, alleging the Governor misappropriated public funds.
They accused him of misappropriating billions in public funds while state workers groan amidst unpaid salaries.
And opposition parties had accused President Buhari of being behind the plot because Ortom defected from the All Progressives Congress few days back.
But Adesina said: “Even while attending the ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit in Togo, strident attempts were being made to drag President Muhammadu Buhari into the unfolding drama between the executive and the legislature in Benue State.
“Statements have been issued by different interest groups, insinuating that the President may have a hand in the development in Benue.
“This is paranoia at its worst, coming from people who have wittingly positioned themselves against the clean-up of the country, and the way we do things. They prefer business as usual.
“President Buhari will never be part of any unconstitutional act, and any attempt to link him with the inglorious past, when minority number of lawmakers impeached governors, will not stick.
“It will simply be like water off the duck’s back. Those with open minds know this, but those who cavil would rather source everything untoward to the President. It is murky ground in which they are now marooned, as fallout of their resistance to change in the country.
According to him, they only preach separation of powers and true federalism whenever it suits them, while also calling on the President to interfere brazenly in affairs at state level.
President Buhari will always stand by all that is noble and fair, and will reject attempts to drag him into infamy, Adesina said.
“People who stoke fires by deliberate acts of omission or commission, and then summon the President to come and put it out will find that this President will be guided by the Constitution at all times, no matter the attempt to entangle him in unwarranted controversies.” he said

Author: News Editor

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