Save Middle Belt demands for the impeachment of Governor Simon Bako Lalong.
Save Middle Belt on Tuesday 31st August 2021, demanded for the impeachment of Governor Simon Bako Lalong by the State House of Assembly over the worsening security situation in the State saying the Governor has failed in providing leadership, Njenje Media News reports.
The Group in a statement signed by its Plateau State Coordinator, Barrister Dabilong Voeldong and made available to Njenje Media News, the group said the Governor has failed in his primary responsibility of protecting lives and property.
The group added that since the Governor has failed to meet up with his responsibility,the State House of Assembly should commence impeachment proceedings immediately to redeem the State to its lost glory.
The Save Middle Belt group who condemned the recent killings across the region especially the killings of no fewer than 35 persons in Yelwa Zangam,Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The group said,”It is crass ineptitude for a Governor who presides over the State Security meetings and receives Security votes monthly to be negligent in his responsibilities.
“It seems the Governor is not capable of providing security to the People despite the enormous resources at his disposal.
“Section 215(4) of the Constitution which dwells on the appointment of the Inspector General of Police and control of the Nigeria Police Force tacitly empowers State Governors to give lawful directives to security agencies in this kind of situation.
“Therefore, since it seems the Governor is helpless in the face of obvious annihilation of the People by Fulani herdsmen and terrorist;it becomes expedient for the Plateau State House of Assembly to immediately embark on impeachment proceedings against the Governor.
The provision of section 188 of the Constitution is quite clear on this and the State Assembly should not be coerced or intimidated by Security agents in the discharge of their Constitutional duties.