Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has been served a notice of impeachment by some lawmakers on Monday.
This comes amid the crisis rocking the Benue State House of Assembly that’s aw the speaker Terkimbi Ikyange, impeached last week.
In continuation of the brouhaha, eight All Progressives Congress (APC) members on Monday began impeachment proceedings against the governor.
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 lawmakers, who are among the 22 that impeached the speaker last week, have been suspended for six months.
Earlier on Monday, police officers had stormed the Assembly Complex denying access to the 22 lawmakers who impeached the former Speaker, Ikyange.
The impeachment notice comes a few days after Governor Ortom defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Details to follow…