By Sunday Iduh
Benue State House of Assembly has recalled the seven suspended members of the house to the house sittings henceforth.
The suspended members were recalled on Thursday on the floor of the house during plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Egli Ahubi
Moving a motion for the recall, the House Majority Leader, Hon. Avine Agbom disclosed that the members were suspended at plenary sessions on July 27 and 30, 2018 for six months.
They are Mr Hon.Terkimbi Ikyange (Ushogo/APC); Hon.Benjamin Adanyi, (Makurdi South/APC), Hon. Nick Eworo (Obi/APC),
Others are Hon.Terhemba Chabo (Gboko West/APC); Hon. James Okefe (Okpokwu/APC); Hon. Adam Okloho (Adoka-Ugboju/APC) and Bem Mngutyo (Tarka/APC).
Agbom explained that their suspension was extended for another three months from April 29, 2019 at the completion of the six months.
He pointed out that the suspended members had served their suspension obediently so it was imperative to lift the suspension, noting that the members were inaugurated as a team and would want to leave in the same manner.
Seconding the motion, Hon. Ianna Jato (Katsina-Ala East/PDP) urged members to support the lifting of the suspension to enable them attend sittings of the house henceforth.
Contributing, Chief Whip and member representing logo constituency Hon. Kester Kyenge who supported the recalling of the suspended members said he was happy to be part of the recalling, having passed through similar experience and thanked members for their mercy, pointing out that to err is human and to forgive is divine.
Ruling, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Egli Ahubi said that the suspension had been lifted and affected members could resume further sittings of the house, saying it would be a thing of joy to see the members join the house and to also participate in the valedictory session.
The eighth assembly would wind up its activities on June 3, 2019 to pave the way for the ninth assembly.