Pan-Yoruba social-political Organisation, Afenifere, has condemned the latest political situation in Benue State in which eight out of 30 lawmakers served an impeachment notice on Governor Samuel Ortom.
The group also described the happening as legislative rascality and direct attack on the nation’s constitution, which could not be allowed to stand in any democracy in the world.
In a communique issued at the end of its monthly meeting held at the residence of the National Leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Afenifere said it was unfortunate that the political crisis experienced in Oyo State when Chief Rasheed Ladoja was illegally impeached as the governor several years ago, was being perpetrated in Benue State.
The group warned against political persecutions as the 2019 general election draws closer, adding that the right of citizens to freely associate with any political party of their choice should not be undermined by the ruling party.
In a communique read by Chief Korede Duyile, the Yoruba organisation cautioned INEC and security operatives not to allow illegal votes buying that characterized the recent Ekiti State governorship election to repeat itself in the forthcoming September 22 Osun state governorship poll.
The Afenifere meeting was attended by Yoruba leaders from the South west, Kogi and Kwara states including Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Basorun Sehinde Arogbofa, Chief Olu Falae and former Kwara governor, Chief Cornelius Adebayo.