Twenty-two Members impeach Speaker, others

Twenty-two Members impeach Speaker, others

Twenty -two lawmakers out of 35 members of the Benue State House of Assembly have impeached the Speaker of the house, Terkibir Ikyange; his deputy, Mrs James Okefe and the Majority Leader of the House, Benjamin Adanyi.

Richard Ujege, representing Konshisha State Constituency, moved the motion for the impeachment, which was seconded by Mr. Anthony Ogbu (Ado Constituency).

Johnson Egli Ahubi (Otukpo/Akpa) was elected Deputy Speaker, while Avine Agbum (Makurdi South) was elected Majority Leader.

The house had on July 10 adjourned plenary to August 15, 2018, but on Tuesday, 22 members of the house staged an emergency meeting and impeached the leaders of the house for alleged abuse of office and high-handedness.