PDP law­mak­ers ask Benue speaker to re­sign

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

The Speaker of the Benue State House of As­sem­bly, Terkimbi Ikyange, yes­ter­day, de­nied al­le­ga­tions of pos­sess­ing N500 mil­lion in his ac­count, say­ing that he has never seen such an amount of money in his life.

Ikyange spoke in re­ac­tion to al­le­ga­tions lev­eled against him by mem­bers of the PDP in the As­sem­bly, who, on Tues­day, asked him and other prin­ci­pal of­fi­cers to re­sign from their po­si­tion for al­legedly “des­e­crat­ing and bring­ing shame to the As­sem­bly.”

The House, Tues­day, wit­nessed a rowdy ses­sion, fol­low­ing the speaker’s re­fusal to al­low the mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Logo State Con­stituency, Mr Kester Kyenge, of the PDP, to move a mo­tion of ur­gent pub­lic im­por­tance.

Ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence in Makurdi, shortly af­ter the up­roar at the As­sem­bly, on be­half of the 14 PDP leg­is­la­tors in the House, Kyenge said that there were weighty al­le­ga­tions made against the lead­er­ship of the House that needed clar­i­fi­ca­tion but the speaker, al­legedly, chose to re­main silent on them.

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