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Atiku condemns ‘impeachment notice’ on Ortom



Former Vice President , Atiku Abubakar , has described the purported service of impeachment notice on Benue Governor , Dr Samuel Ortom , by eight members of the House of Assembly as “ awkward political development ’’ .
Abubakar said that any attempt to disregard the rule of law and the Constitution in the impeachment of a governor was a recipe for anarchy and officially – sanctioned lawlessness .

He said that for a state facing security challenges like Benue , the introduction of lawlessness in the impeachment process could only complicate an already bad situation .
He urged the police to remain politically neutral and avoid aiding lawlessness , adding that partisanship could professionally destroy their image .

Abubakar stressed that the loyalty of the police should be to the Constitution and the rule of law .

“ Whatever might be the short – term political benefits of lawlessness , the long -term dangers are by far greater than those perceived benefits .

“ If unchecked , the political situation in Benue could lead to a domino effect across the country , thereby jeopardising democracy and endangering innocent lives and property of lawful citizens . ”

( NAN )