- The deputy governor of Kogi state, Simo Achuba, says Governor Yahaya Bello of the state has not completed a single project since he came to power
- Achuba says Governor Bello does not deserve to be re-elected because of his poor performance
- The deputy governor says the issue of his suspension by the All Progressives Congress is a laughable one, insisting that he has not been suspended
The deputy governor of Kogi, Simon Achuba, has said that Governor Yahaya Bello of the state has not completed a single project since he came to power, adding that the governor does not deserve a second term.
The deputy governor stated this in an interview published in The Cable of Thursday, August 15, in which he also alleged that his rift with the governor was because he (Achuba) insisted that the right thing be done.
Legit.ng gathers that the deputy governor said that Bello has not paid the remaining 50% of August, September, October, November, and December 2018 salaries.
He said: "There is no meaningful project that has been brought to 100 percent completion …that he started that has got to 100 percent completion…. No!"
Achuba described as laughable, his suspension by the All Progressives Congress in the state, insisting that he has not been suspended.
He said: "Well, the issue of my suspension is a laughable one. And as we are talking, I am just laughing. It is of no effect because in Kogi state we have two factions of exco (the party executive) and the issue is before a court of competent jurisdiction. And which faction is the authentic faction?
"Secondly, if you are starting suspension, you start from the person’s ward, and then you move to the local government and then come to the state and all that. And of course, what they have done is like they are saying, ‘this man has given us so much heat.
"What can we do? Help us at least to hit him back and put him in bad light before the public. That is the reason why they teamed up with the announcement that I have been suspended. I have not been suspended at all."
Legit.ng previously reported that Simon Achuba, the Kogi state deputy governor, described claims suggesting that he was planning to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as ‘lies from the pit of hell’.
Achuba said this in reaction to the Kogi state House of Assembly’s impeachment move against him.
The deputy governor said the impeachment move was not unexpected; claiming that instead of addressing the issues of corruption that he had raised, Governor Yahaya Bello was using the legislators against him.
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