BEVERLY HILLS, July 30, (THEWILL) – Eight lawmakers of the Benue state House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have served impeachment notice to the Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom.
Ortom defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) five days ago while the plot to oust him is reportedly being coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as Speaker of the assembly last week.
The anti-Ortom lawmakers were listed as Adanyi Benjamin, Terhemba Chabo, Benjamin Nungwa, Bem Mngutyo, Adams Okloho, James Okefe and Nick Eworo.
According to Ortom’s spokesman, Tahav Agerzua, the lawmakers who sat in the state’s Assembly complex on Monday, gained access to the state assembly complex while the police barricaded further access to the house.
THEWILL recalls that the legislators, on Friday, scaled the fence into the assembly but could not enter the chamber. The 22 who are loyal to the governor then converged on the government house to hold plenary.
At the sitting, a six-week suspension was imposed on Ikyange who was accused of allegedly disparaging the house by mobilising security operatives to the assembly.
Meanwhile, a detachment of heavily armed policemen have currently shutdown the Benue State House of Assembly denying workers access.
THEWILL gathered that youths from Benue state have, in the early hours of Monday, as at 5:00am, trooped en masse to block the Benue Assembly complex over what they claimed was plots impeach Ortom.