Benue Assembly Suspends Four Lawmakers, Rejects Two LG Nominees


The Benue State Assembly has suspended four members.

The House also confirmed the appointment of the local government caretaker committees members sent to it by the state government.

The suspended members are Solomon Gyila representing Gwer West State Constituency, Douglass Akya, member representing Makurdi South; Dyako Ashwa, member representing Konshisha State Constituency, and Anthony Agom of Okpokwu State Constituency.

The House, at its session on Monday, confirmed 21 nominees while two nominees from Agatu and Oju Local Government Areas were rejected.

The motion for the rejection of the two nominees was moved by the Majority Leader, Saater Tiseer, and seconded by Peter Ipusu of Katsina-Alaa West State Constituency.

The Speaker, Aondona Dajo, put the confirmation of the 21 nominees to a voice vote.

The House later adjourned till Tuesday for legislative business.