The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has condemned the occupation of the Benue State House of Assembly by the police acting under the directives of the Inspector General.
Prince Secondus made the condemnation at Government House, Makurdi when he led three PDP Governors and some members of the National Working Committee of the party to pay Governor Samuel Ortom a solidarity visit.
The PDP national chairman who described the action of the police as illegal and undemocratic urged the force to channel it’s energy toward ending killings in the state rather than allowing itself to be used by politicians to fight political battles.
He stated that the impeachment noticed served to Governor Samuel Ortom by a minority faction of the Assembly led by the impeached speaker Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange was an effort in futility and encouraged the Governor not to be worried.
While pledging the support of the PDP to Governor Ortom who recently defected from the APC to the party, Prince Secondus called on Nigerians to rise up and defend the nation’s democracy by condemning the impunity going on.
The Governor of Bayelsa, Mr. Seriake Dickson who spoke on behalf of Governors Darius Ishaku of Taraba and Ibrahim Dankwanbo of Gombe said for democracy in the country to survive, there must be respect for the institutions of democracy, especially court orders.
Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom expressed appreciation to the delegation for their solidarity and assured that despite the persecution he would not be deterred in fighting for justice and deepening of democratic principles in the country.