- PDP faults the impeachment of the deputy governor of Kogi, Simeon Achuba
- The national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, says the manner Achuba was removed was a violation of the constitutional
- Ologbondiyan notes that the action of the Kogi Assembly has further reduced Kogi among compatriots among other states of the federation
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the impeachment of the deputy governor of Kogi, Simeon Achuba is illegal.
The party stated this in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday, October 19, in Abuja, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Achuba was on Friday, October 18, impeached by the Kogi House of Assembly on the recommendations of the judicial panel of Inquiry that investigated allegations of gross misconduct leveled against him.
Ologbondiyan said that removing Achuba via unconstitutional method and in total disregard to the verdict of the judicial panel was, in itself, a gross misconduct and grave constitutional violation.
“The PDP, however, alerts that the next victim of such underhand methods would be the state assembly itself since there was no way the governor would win the November 16 election.”
Ologbondiyan said that the action of the Assembly, had further reduced Kogi to a “butt of jokes” among compatriots in other states of the federation.
“Nigeria is a nation governed by laws and nobody, no matter the desperation, should be allowed to turn it, or any part thereof, to a Banana Republic,” the PDP scribe said.
Meanwhile, 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.
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