Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Benue Assembly Crisis Takes New Twist As Court Restrains New Speaker

The leadership crisis rocking the Benue State House of Assembly yesterday took another twist as a Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Theresa Igoche restrained the new Speaker, Mr. Titus Uba, and the assembly from sitting and carrying out any legislative functions.

Also restrained are Hon. Johnson Ahubi, Hon. Avine Agbom, Hon. Audu Sule, Hon. Kester Kyenge and Dr. Torese Agena-Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whip and Clerk of the assembly respectively.

Justice Igoche who gave the restraining order while ruling on an ex parte motion filed by the impeached Speaker, Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange, and four others, also restrained them from conducting and carrying any functions of the House of Assembly, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

The judge also restrained Uba and his leadership from entering and/or further entry and occupying the offices of the 1st to 5th plaintiffs/applicants as well as further entry into the offices of 1st to 4th plaintiffs in the House of Assembly complex.

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