Impeachment: Benue Youth Alert On Plot To Kidnap Assembly’s Clerk


The Benue Youths Forum, the umbrella body of all youth groups in Benue State has raised an alarm over a purported plot to kidnap the Clerk of the Benue House of Assembly, Dr Torese Agena at all cost to compel him to conduct a sitting of the suspended eight members of the House in order to commence impeachment move against Governor Samuel Ortom.
The group’s National President, Comrade Terrence Kuanum disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Makurdi.
Kuanum lamented that despite a subsisting court order, security personnel had continued to lay siege on the Assembly complex barring lawmakers and staff of the Assembly from having access to their offices.
He noted that the silence of the presidency clearly indicated the complicity of the federal government in the plot to destabilize the state.
He said, “We witnessed the desperate plot hatched by the Presidency in conspiracy with some sons of the state on Monday, July 30th., when heavily armed policemen were drafted from Abuja and neighbouring states to force the majority 22 members of the House out of the assembly complex to pave way for the impeached speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange and seven others to sit and commence an impeachment move against Governor Ortom.
“This sad development is occasioned by instigation of anarchy under the directive of the Federal Government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari.