Kogi Deputy, say he remained the deputy Governor to Yahaya Bello, after he was impeached

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Mr. Simon Achuba, deputy Governor to Governor Yahaya Bello has said that he remained the Deputy Governor of Kogi State.

Achuba disclose this to channel TV on Friday via a telephone conversation, after Kogi State House of Assembly pronounced him impeached as the deputy Governor to Bello.

Achuba while condemning the action of the House said “What they have done is nothing. I am the deputy governor of Kogi State and I remain the deputy governor of Kogi State,”.

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"Earlier, the House in a unanimous decision impeached the embattled former deputy governor following the submission of a report of the committee set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against him.

"Majority Leader of the House and member representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, Mr Hassan Abdullahi, had told reporters that the Speaker, Mr Mathew Kolawole, received the committee’s report which was studied and deliberated upon before the lawmakers took the decision." Channel TV reports

Few hours later, Mr Achuba said that he was illegally impeached by the State Lawmakers, stated that due process was not followed.

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He said, “Impeachment has processes and the last process of impeachment is the verdict of the panel.

He said “If the panel says the case of the complainant is proved, it means that the accused which is the respondent in the case can be removed. But if their case is not proved, they can’t do anything concerning my office and that is the situation.”

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Mr Achuba, further said that the report brought before the Assembly against him were lies, and unproven.

He said “So, what you have seen is the continuation of the illegality that I have complained about loudly.

“I will get a copy of the report in no time to prove to you that what they have done is complete illegality,”

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