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Benue Assembly recalls two of four suspended members

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

This followed a motion by Isaac Ochekiliye (PDP-Ohimini) on Friday, appealing to the house to lift the suspension.

Four members of the house were suspended on Monday for disrupting legislative activities.

Mr Ochekiliye urged the house to lift the three-month suspension on the four lawmakers to ensure their constituents get all their effective representation.

He called on the speaker and principal officers of the house to reconsider action and recall the lawmakers.

Michael Audu (PDP-Adoka/Ugboju) supported the motion and appealed that the suspension be lifted to ensure their return for effective representation of their people.

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

The speaker, Hyacinth Dajoh, in his ruling, said the decision was not personal but for the state’s interest.

Mr Dajoh said, “Out of the four suspended members, Agom and Gyila have shown remorse and will be recalled, while Douglas Akya (PDP-Makurdi South) and Cephas Dyiko (LP-Konshisha) will be granted more time to show remorse for their actions.”

Meanwhile, the house screened and confirmed the remaining two caretaker committee chairs whose names were stepped down on Monday.

The confirmed chairmen included Ire Arubi and Yabuku.


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