<<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>>
Relative calm has returned to the Benue State House of Assembly complex following the vacation of the premises by security operatives.
Speaker of the State Assembly, Mr. Titus Uba who confirmed the development to newsmen today during an inspection of the Assembly complex said Members and staff of the Assembly now have free access to their offices to carry out their official duties.
He acknowledged the support and solidarity of Benue people and all Nigerians against the siege in the Benue State House of Assembly, which also occurred at the National Assembly yesterday.
The speaker said with the new development, Members would reconvene on the new adjournment date to carry out their constitutional responsibilities of making legislation for the good governance of the state.
It would be recalled that security operatives had taken over the premises of the State Assembly and provided cover for the impeached Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange APC-led faction to hold plenary while twenty-two members of the Assembly belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were denied access.
The sitting was done in spite of a court injunction restraining Mr. Ikyange and three others from parading themselves as principal officers of the Assembly pending the hearing and determination of a motion on notice filed by twenty-two members of the Assembly.
The Speaker was flanked by twenty-one other Assembly Members during the inspection tour.