Some lawmakers of the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday served an impeachment notice on Governor Samuel Ortom. .
Channels TV reports that the lawmakers who served the impeachment notice on the state governor are the eight All Progressives Congress members of the House. .
The impeached the House Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, who served as 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.
Ikyange added that 15 lawmakers have been suspended for six months.
The 15 newly suspended lawmakers are part of the 22 lawmakers who impeached him, 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.
The crisis comes a few days after Governor Ortom defected from the APC to the PDP. It also came days after 22 lawmakers impeached the House Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange while Titus Mba from PDP was elected as new Speaker.
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