Youths of Benue State under the aegis of Benue Youths Forum, BYF, have condemned an alleged fresh plot by a cabal in the presidency to impeach the state Governor, Samuel Ortom.
The youths condemned the plot in its totality and warned those behind the plan to shelve it, as it will not succeed.
The State Government said it was shocked at the media reports, “alleging that the Presidency and its agents in Benue State have hatched a fresh plot to impeach the State Governor, Samuel Ortom.”
Reports emerged yesterday of a current plan of the ”Abuja cabal” to allegedly lure members of the Benue State House of Assembly with N300 million each to impeach the State Governor.
In a statement signed by Comrade Terrence Kuanum on Thursday, the youth group said, “We youths of the state under the aiges of Benue Youths Forum, BYF, condemn the said plot in its totality and warn those behind the plan to shelve it, as it will not succeed.
“We further warn that those who want to push Benue State into an avoidable political crisis should know that their evil agenda is not only suspected but clearly known. We will resist any attempt to throw our state into unnecessary chaos.
“The same people attempted in July to impeach Governor Ortom with only eight assembly members but failed. This fresh plot too will fail.
“We call on the Speaker and honourable members of the Benue State House of Assembly to remain resolute and reject the plot to impeach the Governor. Their demonstration of courage and integrity saved democracy when Senator George Akume, with the help of enemies of the state in Abuja, sponsored that show of shame called impeachment move in July.
“We commend the 22 honourable members of the House and encourage them to say another resounding NO to the monetary inducement as they did earlier. They are true heroes of democracy.
“We understand that plan B of the agenda is to trigger political instability in the state that will be targeted at opponents of the Federal government. This too, we condemn and urge security forces to step up their game and arrest those planning to throw Benue into crisis.
“We will not allow Benue State to fall into the hands of buccaneers and political pirates. NEVER again!