- Chief Edward Onoja has been confirmed as the new deputy governor of Kogi state
- The confirmation was done by the Kogi state House of Assembly
- The decision to confirm Onoja was a unanimous decision by the 25 members of the state House of Assembly
The Kogi state House of Assembly, on Monday, October 21, confirmed Chief Edward Onoja, as the deputy governor of the state.
The lawmaker's action comes a few days after they impeached the former occupant of the office, Elder Simon Achuba.
Vanguard reports that Onoja was confirmed this morning before the 25 lawmakers and was asked to take a bow and go.
Onoja, a popular Igala politician, is the immediate past chief of staff to Governor Yahaya Bello.
Speaking after the confirmation, the Speaker of the House, Prince Mathew Kolawole, charged the new deputy governor to support the vision of the governor towards bringing more visionary development in the state.
He, then, directed the clerk of the house to convey the new development to the judiciary by swearing in Onoja as the new deputy governor.
The House, subsequently, adjourned sitting to Tuesday, December 3.
Onoja's popularity in Kogi may have informed his choice as the new deputy governor of the state, especially as Kogites prepare for another governorship election.
Onoja is seen as a rallying force in Igala politics and he is expected to mobilize Kogi East voters to support Governor Bello's second term bid.
Meanwhile, Achuba, on Sunday, October 20, has described his impeachment as an act of lawlessness.
He said he was treated like common criminal moments after the State House of Assembly made its pronouncement on Friday, October 19.
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