impeachment notice served him by eight members of the State’s House of
Assembly on Monday.
lawmakers – Adanyi Benjamin, Terhemba Chabo, Benjamin Nungwa, Bem
Mngutyo, Adams Okloho, James Okefe and Nick Eworo – moved for the
governor’s impeachment without the required number.
The plot was coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the Assembly last week.
to Daily Post on the development through his Chief Press Secretary,
Terver Akase, Ortom said he was still the governor of the State, adding
that the lawmakers lack the constitutional powers to remove him from
He said, “Ortom is still the Chief Executive of the
State. You can’t just impeach a Governor in a flash. You have to go
through all the legal and constitutional processes.
not been able to form a quorum, so it is not possible. Only eight people
served the governor the notice, even at that, 2 other members who were
part of the cangaroo sitting were on the side of the governor, so how
can anybody call that an impeachment notice. It’s laughable and must be
“And for the record, there is a court
injunction restricting the impeached Speaker from parading himself as
the Speaker of the House and that court injunction has not been vacated.
“He has been suspended for 6 months, he doesn’t have any constitutional right to go back to that Assembly.
“He has done nothing to vacate that injunction so whatever he did stands null and void.”