- John Baiyeshea, the chairman of the panel which probed the impeached deputy governor of state expressed surprise at the turn of event
- Baiyeshea said his panel did not indict Achuba as it all the allegations levelled against the former deputy governor are not substantiated
- The panel chairman added that there was no way the lawmakers could have initiated impeachment proceedings since the allegations were not proved
Fresh development has emerged over the political intrigues that led to the eventual impeachment of Simon Achuba as the deputy governor of Kogi state.
Achuba was on Friday, October 19, impeached as Kogi deputy governor by the state House of Assembly.
However, John Baiyeshea, the chairman of the panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Achuba said his committee did not indict him.
The Cable reports that Baiyeshea said the panel could not prove the allegations levelled against the impeached deputy governor.
He described the impeachment announcement as “the most bizarre thing that I have ever heard in my life”.
Baiyeshea added that there was no way the lawmakers could have initiated impeachment proceedings since the panel could not prove the allegations against Achuba.
Achuba was accused of financial misappropriation and other offences but the panel stated that all the allegations could not be substantiated.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the running mate to Governor Yahaya Bello, Edward Onoja, in the forthcoming November 16, governorship election, would be sworn in on Saturday, October 19, as the new deputy governor of Kogi state.
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