Kogi: Swearing In Anyone Else Will Amount To Continuation Of Illegality, Impeached Deputy Gov.
Elder Simon Achuba, the impeached deputy governor of Kogi State has described
his purported impeachment by the State House of Assembly as unconstitutional.
The embattled former deputy governor also described the impeachment as an
illegality that will not stand the test of time.
Elder Achuba disclosed this in a press conference shortly after moving out of the
official residence of the deputy governor in Lokoja the state capital.
He said swearing in anyone else will amount to continuation of illegality being
perpetrated by Governor Yahaya Bello.
According to mr Achuba he described his ordeal as the height of the
disobedience of the rule of law which should be the major driver in a democracy.
He further disclosed to pressmen that even as a sitting deputy governor he was
treated like a common criminal, held under house arrest, his house disconnected
from the public power source.
He described the treatment given to him as completely illegal and inhumane,
adding that the situation in Kogi is a shame and an insult to the state, and nation
While insisting that he remains the Kogi State deputy governor, he described the
sitting by the State Assembly that impeached him as Kangaroo, saying their
process goes contrary to section 181 of the 1999 constitution.