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Saraki: Benue Gov, Ortom reveals how Buhari’s govt is treating defectors





The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has accused the Federal Government of bias against those who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ortom said the Federal Government was treating those who joined APC as saints while those who defected were being victimized.

He stated this while condemning the alleged plot to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Terver Akase, Ortom described those behind the plot to impeach Saraki as “enemies of democracy”.

The statement reads, “Governor Ortom wonders why those who defect 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.”