Monday, July 30, 2018

Benue assembly suspends lawmakers plotting to oust Ortom


The Benue state house of assembly has suspended the lawmakers who served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.

The lawmakers, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), accused the governor of embezzlement, and gave him seven days to respond to the allegations.

But in reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers who are the majority, accuse their colleagues of court contempt and holding illegal plenary.

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

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

More to follow…

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