Politics

Kogi Assembly moves to impeach deputy gov

 

The Kogi State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba.
On Wednesday, Majority Leader of the House, Abdullahi Bello, read a petition against Achuba at plenary.
He said signatures of 21 of the 25 lawmakers have been collected for the impeachment.
The member, who represents Ajaokuta constituency, cited section 188 of 1999 constitution and thereafter prayed the House to commence investigation ahead of the impeachment of the deputy governor.
The Speaker, Kolawole Matthew, agreed to the prayers in the petition and asked that impeachment notice be served on the deputy governor.
Matthew gave Achuba 14 days to respond to the allegations leveled against him.
Achuba had accused Governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, of not paying his allowances in the last two years.
He said he is being owed N819 million in salaries and allowances. Achuba also said the governor was after his life, an allegation which Bello denied.

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