Why Kogi State Deputy Governor Was Sacked 33 days To Fresh Guber Poll


The impeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba.

Facts have emerged explaining why the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba was impeached from office by members of the State House of Assembly less than 35 days to a new gubernatorial election in the state.

According to the Majority Leader of the House who spoke to newsmen at the State Assembly complex on Friday in Lokoja, the Deputy Governor’s impeachment was premised on the ground of alleged gross misconduct.

The house majority leader said prior to the impeachment of the  a committee was set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate the various allegations levelled against the former deputy governor.

Hon. Abdullahi who represents Ajaokuta State Constituency said the house unanimously decided to sack the Deputy Govenor after studying the reports submitted by the committee.

He explained that a seven-man committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted the report to the Speaker of the House, Mr Mathew Kolawole, before the lawmakers took the decision.

It could be recalled that the Deputy Governor, Achuba was sworn in on February 9 having defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He became the APC’s deputy governorship candidate in the election that brought Yahaya Bello into office after a member of the House of Representatives, Mr James Faleke, rejected to be the governor’s running mate.

Sources said after some years into the Governor Bello’s administration, Achuba and the governor had series of disagreement which escalated with both sides trading blames.

In  fact, in August 2019, Achuba reportedly raised an alarm of an alleged threat to his life by the Governor who he accused of intolerance of contrary views.

Samson Oyedeyi

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