Eight out of the 30 lawmakers of the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday served impeachment notice on the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
While armed policemen manned the premises, the lawmakers served the governor an impeachment notice.
Tahav Agerzua, Governor Ortom’s spokesman said Senator George Akume brought police officers from Abuja to use eight lawmakers to carry out the impeachment.
This comes days after 23 PDP lawmakers, who had decamped from the APC, impeached Speaker Terkimbi Ikyange, after accusing him of not carrying other members along in legislative activities.
Governor Ortom defected to the PDP last week and elected local government chairman in the state followed suit at the weekend.
Last week, PDP lawmakers said they were compelled to use the Government House in Makurdi to conduct legislative businesses after security agencies locked the state’s Assembly complex.
Ortom and his cabinet members are currently in a closed door meeting.
Governor Ortom has dismissed the impeachment notice served him by the eight lawmakers in the state, saying he remains the governor of the state.
Governor Ortom who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said just eight lawmakers out of 30, cannot effect such a decision.
In his reaction, Ortom said the eight lawmakers did not form the required quorum and did not follow the necessary process towards impeaching a governor.