New Kogi deputy governor to be sworn-in on Monday, October 21

New Kogi deputy governor to be sworn-in on Monday, October 21

- Edward Onoja who replaced Simon Achuba as Kogi state governor will be reportedly sworn-in on Monday, October 21

- The swearing-in, according to earlier reports, was scheduled for Saturday, October 19

- Onoja, after confirmation by state lawmakers on Monday will proceed to the Lugard House where the oath of office will be administered to him

The swearing-in of Edward Onoja as the new deputy governor of Kogi state has been postponed to Monday, October 21, a report by The Nation claims.

The swearing-in was reportedly earlier scheduled for Saturday, October 21, following the impeachment of Simon Achuba as Governor Yahaya Bello's deputy by the state House of Assembly.

The newspaper reports that the swearing-in will hold on Monday when the state assembly screens and confirms Onoja as the new deputy governor.

Onoja, after the confirmation, will proceed to the Lugard House where the oath of office will be administered to him by the chief judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah.

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Onoja is the running mate to Governor Bello in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in Kogi state.

Before his emergence as Bello's running mate, Onoja was Governor Bello's chief of staff.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that John Baiyeshea, the chairman of the panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Achuba, said his committee did not indict him.

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”.

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