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The deputy governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba has been removed from office by the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday as the Kogi Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah is expected to swear in Chief Edward Onoja as the new deputy governor of the state on Saturday.
Achuba’s impeachment followed the submission of the judicial panel of Enquiry set up by the Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nadir Ajanah to investigate the allegation of gross misconduct levelled against him same Friday.
Chairman of the panel, Barrister John Baiyeshea on Friday led six other members of the panel, submitted the report to the Speaker, of the state House of Assembly, Kolawole Matthew, at the State House of Assembly in Lokoja.
But the house few hours after the mission announced the deputy governor’s impeachment after an emergency meeting.
The majority leader of the House, Bello Balogun announced that the house met, sat deliberated on the recommendations of the panel to arrived at their conclusion.
Meanwhile, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah is expected to swear in the new deputy governor, Chief Edward Onoja to office on Saturday.
Onoja was the former Chief of Staff to the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello before he was elected as running mate to Bello for the coming Governorship election in the state.