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KOGI: Governor Yahaya Bello Announces New Deputy, Places Simon Achuba Under House Arrest

The impeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba, is currently under house arrest.

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has announced Edward Onoja, his running mate in the November 16 election, as deputy governor of the state, following the impeachment of Simon Achuba who is currently under house arrest.

The Governor has sent the name of Onoja to the state assembly for confirmation, and to be sworn into office today, Saturday, October 19, 2019.

KanyiDaily had reported that Simon Achuba was impeached over alleged gross misconduct by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital.

According to Daily Post, security men in there numbers and fully armed stormed the residence of Simon Achuba in Lokoja, thus, preventing him from going out or allowing any one to come in.

Mr Achuba confirmed the development when he featured on ‘Democracy Today’ which was aired on Africa Independent Television, (AIT). He said:

“As I speak to you, I am under house arrest. My security aide has been withdrawn. Currently in my house, security operatives from government house have taken over my residence. Nobody can come in and no body can go out.”

Meanwhile, Achuba described his purported removal as Kogi State Deputy Governor as an exercise in futility and cannot stand.

According to him, Nigeria is not a Banana republic, hence the action exhibited by the Kogi State House of Assembly is a rape of democracy and would not stand.

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