PDP lawmakers ask Benue speaker to resign
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.