Simon Achuba: I wasn't impeached by Kogi Assembly, ex-deputy governor declares

Simon Achuba: I wasn't impeached by Kogi Assembly, ex-deputy governor declares

- Simon Achuba has reacted to reports of his impeachment as the deputy governor in Kogi by the state House of Assembly

- According to the ex-deputy governor, the report is both false and aimed at misleading the public

- Explaining further, Achuba recalled that the judicial panel of inquiry set up to investigate the charges against him nullified the claims in the absence of evidence

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The former deputy governor of Kogi, Simon Achuba, has denied claims that he was impeached from office by members of the state House of Assembly.

Achuba, on Thursday, November 5, debunked the reports that had gone viral since 2019, describing it as untrue and misleading. He stated:

“To put the record straight, the judgment of the State High Court Lokoja stated clearly that, Elder Simon Achuba was unlawfully removed as the deputy governor of Kogi State in 2019 by the Kogi State House of Assembly."

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The former deputy governor claimed that even judicial panel of inquiry set up by the state judge, Justice Nasiru Ajana, did not find any evidence in the allegations of misconduct made against him at the time.

Simon Achuba said he wasn't impeached by Kogi Assembly
Simon Achuba said he wasn't impeached by Kogi Assembly (Photo: Vanguard)
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Achuba went on to say that following its submission, the panel nullified the charges and declared his removal from office as unconstitutional.

“The action, the State High Court Lokoja described as illegal, unconstitutional and null and avoid. The court further declared that no impeachment had taken place."

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Achuba, therefore called on the public to disregard such news as he will take legal actions against those who propagate such a misleading report.

Earlier, the National Industrial Court in Abuja on Wednesday, November 4, issued a verdict in favour of Achuba.

In its ruling on Wednesday, the court presided over by Justice Oyebiola Oyewunmi, ruled that Achuba should be paid the sum of N180 million by the state government as security votes due him from 2018 to 2019.

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