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Benue Assembly suspends impeached speaker for six months over insubordination


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Members of the Benue State House of Assembly yesterday suspended the impeached Speaker, Terkibir Ikyange for six months over what they termed “unruly behavior and insubordination”.

The members could not however access their offices as police personnel blocked the entrance to the complex, a development that compelled members to hold their plenary session at the old banquet hall of government house, Makurdi.

Irked by the development, the house presided over by the new Speaker, Titus Uba also directed the clerk of the house to write the new state commissioner of police to come and explain why stern policemen besieged the complex and ordered the police boss to remove all the policemen recently deployed to the assembly complex.

The Guardian learnt that the assembly complex had been condoned off by stern looking policemen who screened everybody who wanted entry into the complex.

Also, the only member of Labor party in the state assembly, Tor Aye representing Katsina Ala West constituency presented a letter informing the members of his move to the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

The defecting lawmaker said the old party sacked him and since he must have a political party to return to the house, he had to join the PDP.

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