Benue Assembly reverses suspension of 2 lawmakers


The Benue State House of Assembly has reversed the three-month ban imposed on two members, Anthony Agom (PDP-Okpokwu) and Solomon Gyila (APC-Gwer-West).

The development followed a motion moved by Isaac Ochekiliye (PDP-Ohimini) during plenary on Friday.

Newspot reports that four lawmakers were suspended on Monday for interrupting parliamentary activities.

Ochekiliye urged the House to lift the four legislators’ three-month suspension so that their people would not be deprived of effective representation.

He urged the Speaker and principal officers of the House to reconsider their actions and recall the lawmakers.


Michael Audu (PDP-Adoka/Ugboju) supported the motion and asked that the suspension be lifted so that they may return to effectively represent their constituents.

Also speaking, Abu Umoru (PDP-Apa), Simon Gabo (APC-Mata), and Manger Manger (APC-Tarka) urged the House leadership to lift the suspension for the sake of humanity and to give their constituents a sense of belonging.

In his ruling, the Speaker, Hyacinth Dajoh, stated that the decision was not personal, but was made in the best interests of the state.

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