Benue State House Of Assembly Suspends 8 Lawmakers For Attempting To Impeach Gov Ortom

The Benue state house of assembly has suspended the lawmakers for attempting to impeach the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom.

Some lawmakers, who belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused the governor of embezzlement, and gave him seven days to respond to the allegations, serving him an impeachment notice.

However, lawmakers under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are also the majority, accused their colleagues of court contempt and holding illegal plenary.

Last week, a court in Makurdi presided over by Adam Onum, a judge, restrained the impeached speaker, Terkimbi ikyange from parading himself as head of the assembly.

READ: Benue: Eight APC Lawmakers Attempt To Impeach Governor Samuel Ortom

Those suspended by the PDP legislators are Terkimbi ikyange, Adanyi Benjamin, Terhemba Chabo, Benjamin Nungwa, Bem Mngutyo, Adams Okloho, James Okefe and Nick Eworo.

Ikyange, who spoke with reporters after the notice was served, alleged that the governor misappropriated N54 billion from the state treasury and gave a seven-day ultimatum for him to respond to the allegations.

Out of the 30 members of the house, the 22 PDP senators are said to be loyal to Ortom while the eight members who attempted to boot the governor out of office are reportedly doing the bidding of the ruling party.

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