Kogi Assembly Impeaches Deputy Governor Achuba
Simon Achuba. (Image credit: Channels TV)

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has condemned the state House of Assembly over his impeachment.

Concise News had reported that Achuba’s impeachment followed the submission of a report of a committee set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against him.

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It was learned that a seven-man committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted the report to the Speaker of the House, Mathew Kolawole, before Achuba was impeached.

However, speaking on Friday, Achuba insisted that he remains the deputy governor of the state.

Achuba stressed that his impeachment by the lawmakers was illegal, saying they didn’t follow the due process involved.

He said: “What they have done is nothing. I am the deputy governor of Kogi State and I remain the deputy governor of Kogi State.

“Impeachment has processes and the last process of impeachment is the verdict of the panel.

“If the panel says the case of the complainant is proved, it means that the accused which is the respondent in the case can be removed. But if their case is not proved, they can’t do anything concerning my office and that is the situation.”

According to Achuba, the report before the Assembly stated that the case brought against him was not proved.

He explained that he did what was expected of him and presented himself before members of the seven-man panel set up by the Chief Judge in the state.

“So, what you have seen is the continuation of the illegality that I have complained about loudly.

“I will get a copy of the report in no time to prove to you that what they have done is complete illegality,” Achuba said.