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Impeached Kogi Deputy Governor Urges Buhari To Stop Lawlessness

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Impeached Kogi Deputy Governor Urges Buhari To Stop Lawlessness

The impeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has described his impeachement by the State House of Assembly as unconstitutional.

Naija News had reported that Achuba was on Friday impeached by the Kogi State House of Assembly.

Speaking to newsmen after the impeachment, Majority Leader of the House, Hassan Bello Abdullahi (APC-Ajaokuta), said the House received a report from a panel of inquiry and acted accordingly.

In the panel report sighted by Naija News, the impeached Kogi Deputy Governor was accused of financial misappropriation, “deliberate disdain” for decisions of Kogi executive council and absconding from official duties among others.

Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, Achuba sttaed that Govenrnor Yahaya Bello treated him like a common criminal even when the law recognised him as the deputy governor of the state.

He condemned the action of the Kogi State House of Assembly for doing the biddings of their paymaster, despite a panel set up by the State Chief Judge not finding him guilty of gross misconduct and other allegations.

The embattled former lawmaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop what he described as “lawlessness” going on in Kogi State.

Narrating what transpired after he was impeached, Simon Achuba said: “I was in my official residence on Friday, all of a sudden, my power was disconnected. Unknown to me, Police barricaded my house. My security were all withdrawn. I called the Commissioner of Police to inform him, the response I got from him was not pleasant.

“For me to know what is going on and who I was dealing with, I instructed my private security to switch on the generator set.

“To my greatest surprise, some armed police officers escorted a technician, went straight to the generator set, disconnected it and went away with the battery. Their intention is to frustrate me and cut me off from accessing the world.

“My personal belongings are still in the office. They denied me from carrying anything that belongs to me. As if I am a common criminal who should be treated with disdain.

” If a deputy governor could be treated like a common criminal, what will now happen to the common man on the street?

“As I am seated here, I don’t have any car to convey me anywhere. I have been trekking from one place to another on foot. For how long will this continue. We are not in a banana republic?”

Speaking further, Achuba urged Buhari and security agencies to stop the impending crisis his illegal impeachement may cause in Kogi State.

He, however, thanked the judiciary, the panel members for standing by the truth, adding that he remains the Deputy Governor of the State.

“The action of the governor and the former Chief of Staff is not only an embarrassment to the nation, but also a setback to the All Progressives Congress,” he said.



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.