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Deputy Governor Of Kogi State, Simon Achuba Has Been Impeached



The deputy governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has been impeached.

Simon who has been embattled in a feud with the state governor, Yahaya Bello, was impeached by members of the state Assembly today October 18th.

The impeachment was based on his allegations against the state governor. Parts of the petition read , “The actions and utterances of the deputy governor amounts to gross misconduct in the performance of the functions of his office. ”

Recall that Achuba had accused the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, of being after his life. He also alleged that Bello had sent gunmen to kill him, adding that the governor withheld the payment of his allowances amounting to N800 million.

The petition also alleged that the committee that the Kogi State government set up to look into the Iyano crises in the Ibaji Local Government made some finding that indicted the deputy governor over his actions in relation to the escalation of the crisis .

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

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