Simon Achuba: Kogi PDP's guber candidate Wada decries impeachment of ex-deputy governor

Simon Achuba: Kogi PDP's guber candidate Wada decries impeachment of ex-deputy governor

- Mixed reaction have trailed the impeachment of Kogi's former deputy governor, Elder Simon Achuba

- The PDP's governorship candidate in the state, Musa Wada, has referred to the move as illegal and unconstitutional

- Wada also said that nomination of Governor Yahaya Bello's former chief of staff, Chief Edward Onoja, as Achuba's replacement did not follow due process

The impeachment of Elder Simon Achuba, the former deputy governor of Kogi has sparked a lot of mixed reactions in Nigeria's political space.

One of those who has lent their voices against the development is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the state, Musa Wada, who on Saturday, October 19, described Achuba's impeachment as illegal, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Speaking in Lokoja on Saturday, Wada said that the move by the state's House of Assembly as undemocratic, claiming that the legislature ignore the report of the report of the judicial panel set up to investigate Achuba.

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The PDP candidate said that the panel had cleared the former deputy governor of all allegations made against him.

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Moreover, he berated the state government for nominating Governor Yahaya Bello's former chief of staff, Chief Edward Onoja, to take over Achuba's office, adding that this was done in a haphazard way.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the swearing-in ceremony of Onoja as a replacement for Achuba had been postponed.

Onoja would be sworn-in by the state's House of Assembly after screening and confirmation by the legislature.

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