The Benue State House of Assembly (BNHA) sitting on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 turned into a boxing ring as the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members engaged in fisticuffs.
The brawl started when the Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, brought up the issue of selection of principal officers for the house.
The PDP claimed that the member representing Obi State Constituency, Nick Eworo, was still a member of the party and as such they were still in the majority with fifteen lawmakers against that of APC with fourteen.
However, the APC members who argued to the contrary insisted that Eworo is a member of the APC.
It was in the course of the heated argument between the APC member representing Makurdi South, Benjamin Adanyi and the PDP member representing Makurdi North, Martin Aza that the two engaged in a fisticuff.
It took the intervention of some of their colleagues to restrain the fight from escalating.
The Speaker therefore ruled in favour of the APC and went ahead with the selection process that led to Benjamin Adanyi being named Leader; Nick Eworo, Deputy Majority Leader, and Titus Uba, Chief Majority Whip.