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Benue Governor, Ortom Impeached?

Eight lawmakers in the Benue State House of Assembly, stormed the hallowed chambers today to serve impeachment notice on the state governor, Samuel Ortom.

The development came days after the defection of the governor from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP following rife intra-party disagreements within the Benue APC Chapter.

The lawmakers who served the impeachment notice are all of the All Progressives Congress.

Spokesperson of the eight lawmakers told journalists that the House has commenced impeachment proceedings against Governor Ortom on the allegations of diversion of state funds and abuse of office.

The spokesperson also added that 15 other members of the state’s legislative arm have been suspended for six months.

The 15 newly suspended lawmakers are part of the 22 lawmakers who impeached the House Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, last week.

Earlier on Monday, police officers had stormed the Assembly Complex denying the 22 lawmakers who impeached the former Speaker, Ikyange entry into the House.

This development is coming few days after 22 lawmakers impeached the House Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange while Titus Mba from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was elected as new Speaker.

By Gboyega Adeoye

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