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Kogi: Buhari’s Minister Reacts As Gov Yahaya Bello Gets New Deputy

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The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has reacted to the emergence of Edward Onoja as the Deputy Governor of Kogi State.

Naija News reported that the Kogi State House of Assembly had impeached Simon Achuba as deputy governor.

Reacting swiftly, Governor Yahaya Bello swore-in Onoja – his former Chief of Staff – as the state new Deputy Governor.

This was done despite a seven-member panel of inquiry that was set up by the Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Achuba not finding him guilty.

Aliyu, in a statement on Sunday by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, described the choice of Onoja as a perfect political combination for the state and the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) in the Nov. 16 governorship election.

She noted that Governor Bello and Onoja has forged a cordial and trustworthy relationship that would be favourable to the state.

“Onoja has been an ally of the governor for long as their relationship goes way back. A friend is someone difficult to find and someone you can always count on when times are tough.

“A friend understands that you may not always get along, but you should always try and be there for them and look out for them,” NAN quoted her as saying.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.