FLASH: Kogi Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba Impeached
Emerging report indicates that Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has been impeached by members of the state assembly in Lokoja.
This was made known by the majority leader of the house, Abdullahi Bello (Ajaokuta, APC), to News reporters at the premises of the Assembly complex.
Bello said the petition was based on three grounds of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation and non-performance.
Recalls that the State Assembly had earlier commenced an impeachment process against the Deputy Governor over alleged gross misconduct
In a related development, the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba, however has filed an application before the State High Court, Lokoja.
The Deputy Governor is challenging the purported impeachment notice served on him by the State House of Assembly, on grounds that it was served out of time and marred with irregularities.
The case is set for hearing on the date to be announced soon by the court.