Simon Achuba, Kogi Dep. Gov. impeached

The deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba, has been impeached by the Kogi State House of Assembly.

The state’s House majority leader made Achuba’s impeachment public on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Before the impeachment process began, Achuba was suspended from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

The deputy governor had tried to block his impeachment at the State High Court, Lokoja after legislators hinged the petition for his impeachment on three grounds of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation, and non-performance.

They also claimed that the allegations, actions, and utterances of the deputy governor amounted to gross misconduct.

The impeachment is coming months after Achuba accused the state governor, Yahaya Bello, of being after his life.

Achuba also alleged that Bello had sent gunmen to kill him, adding that the governor withheld the payment of his allowances amounting to N800 million.

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