Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, August 8th, 2019.
The Kogi state house of assembly has started proceedings to impeach the deputy governor of the state Simon Achuba. Majority leader of the house, Abdullahi Bello, on Wednesday, read a petition against Achuba at plenary. According to him, 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. Read more here.
The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, says the impeachment move by the state House of Assembly against him was orchestrated by governor Yahaya Bello. He said that instead of addressing the issues of corruption that he has raised, the governor is “looking for his downfall”. Achuba said this while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday. He also described all claims suggesting that he is planning to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as ‘lies from the pit of hell’. Read more here.
The Kogi State House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to urgently reconstruct the Lokoja-Ajaokuta-Itobe and other federal roads in the state to avert further waste of lives and property, Concise News reports. The call was made in a resolution of the House issued at plenary on Wednesday, following a motion of public importance raised by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Mohammed (APC-Ankpa I). Mohammed said that the condition of federal roads across the state was an embarrassment to the nation and he urged the government to intensify efforts at reconstructing them. Read more here.
And that’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Do enjoy the rest of your day!