Lawmakers at the Benue State House of Assembly on Tuesday literally turned the hallowed chamber to a boxing ring after engaging each other in what could be tagged a legislative show of shame.
The brawl, according to DAILY POST, broke out following the election of Barr Adanyi of the (APC Makurdi south) as Majority leader.
Apparently not okay with Adanyi’s election, Hon. Martins Aza (PDP Makurdi North) objected, saying they were 16 in the house so should have the majority.
Argument ensued between two lawmakers in the process who reportedly descended on each other, thus exchanging deadly blows.
However, the timely intervention of other lawmakers present prevented the lawmakers from causing more harm.
The unfortunate incident happened on a day the state governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom nominated 13 persons to be screened by the lawmakers as commissioners into his cabinet.
Those nominated include Barrister Michael Gusa (Gwer LGA), Professor Dennis Ityavya (Vandeikya), Dr Tersoo Kpelai (Ukum), Mr James Anbua (Logo), Engr. Nicholas Wende (Kwande), Barrister Mrs Mwuese Mnyim (Makurdi) and Engr Emmanuel Manger (Tarka).
Others are Hon Sekav Iortyom (Buruku), Barrister John Otokpa Onoja (Ado), Dr Mrs Cecilia Ojobo (Okpokwu), Mr Lawrence Ekpo Onoja Jr (Ohimini), Mr David Olofu (Apa) and Mr Ode Agih (Obi).
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