Wow wow wow! Lawmakers at the Benue State House of Assembly resorted to throwing blows at each other after a disagreement over the leadership of the state assembly.
According to a report, the clash was between the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The fight started when the Speaker of the Benue Assembly, Mr Terkimbi Kyange, read the APC’s letter in which it claimed majority after a lawmaker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected into its fold, which gave it a marginal lead over the PDP. Talk about switching sides and starting a war.
Mr Nick Eworo, who was the center of the clash claimed that he was expelled from the PDP at the local government level, and therefore had every right and reason to defect to APC.
The PDP lawmakers quickly arrested the reading of the letter via a motion to declare the seat of Mr Eworo vacant in line with Section 190 of the 1999 constitution.Points of order for and against the motion of the PDP lawmakers to declare Mr Eworo’s seat vacant flew from all directions.
Mr Kyange then overruled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers’ motion, declining the request to declare the said member’s seat vacant. The APC-PDP clash soon degenerated into a free for all physical combat and fighting, while some female lawmakers scampered for safety after heated argument with other colleagues.
You can see the video of the pandemonium in the video below: