I will never be part of any unconstitutional act, Buhari dissociate self from Ortom impeachment’s plot
President Muhammadu Buhari has dissociated himself from the impeachment plot of governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, saying he will never be a part of any unconstitutional act.
Buhari disclosed this in a statement issued on his behalf by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
According to the Statement, “any attempt to link him (Buhari) with the inglorious past, when a minority number of lawmakers impeached governors, will not stick. It will simply be like water off the duck’s back.”
The role of the Security agencies in the impeachment saga has come under heavy criticism from many Nigerians including Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the house of representative, Yakubu Dogara.
The Statement reads:
“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.
“When it suits them, they preach separation of powers and true federalism, and in another breath, they call 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. 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.”