The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has reacted to the report of alleged impeachment plans by the State House of Assembly.
The Governor also reacted to the report that he was considering dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC, due to some issues with the leadership of the party.
Speaking on Wednesday, his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said the Governor said there was no such plan by any member of the State’s legislature to impeach him. He said that such rumours were being distributed by some people who do not like the peaceful atmosphere in the state.
He said that there was a cordial relationship between the state’s lawmakers and the executive, adding that the governor had carried the legislature along all through his three years in office.
According to him, “There is no such move to impeach the governor. Those are false rumours. There is a cordial relationship between the executive and the legislature and the state has not complained about anything.
“The Governor has not done anything that could warrant his impeachment. So, anybody that is peddling the rumour of impeachment, that person does not know Benue state. There’s no such thing in Benue.
Also speaking on the rumoured plan by the Governor to defect to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, he added, “The Governor is not defecting to any other party. He is a member of the APC. He is a governor that likes his people and fights for their interests.
“I won’t deny that there are issues. The governor had issues with the leadership of the party but these issues have been resolved. Sometimes people disagree to make things work accordingly. These disagreements happen everywhere and leaders sit down to resolve issues.
“So the governor is a member of the APC. “