The Police authorities has taking over the Benue State House of Assembly Complex to ensure the reinstatement of the impeached Benue Assembly Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange.
Ikyange was impeached on Wednesday by 21 members out of 30 members.
Other principal officers sacked were the Deputy Speaker, James Okefe (APC, Okpokwu) Majority Leader, Benjamin Adanyi (APC,Makurdi South) and Deputy Majority Leader, Nick Eworo (APC/Oju).
Titus Uba (APC/Kyan) was elected Speaker.
Ikyangehad called the act “an act of illegality”, declaring that he was still the Speaker of the House.
“The proper procedure for impeachment was not followed. As Speaker, I am the only one qualified to reconvene the seating of the House.
“In my absence, only the Deputy Speaker can reconvene the Assembly as directed by me. None of us was aware of this session because we are currently on recess.
“To the best of my knowledge, the House stands adjourned till Aug 15. When the House is on recess, we can only reconvene if there are matters of urgent importance.
“Since this procedure was not followed, I consider this an act of illegality. This is not about me but about the sanctity of the Assembly. It is an institution whose rules must not bastardized,” he said.
The Police this Morning Provided Security for him to Reconvene the House