Kogi: PDP Reps State Desire In Achuba Squabble
Simon Achuba. (Image credit: Channels TV)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has called for the reinstatement of Simon Achuba as Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Concise News reports.

In a statement signed by the leader of the caucus, Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP-Rivers), the lawmakers urged the National Assembly, civil society groups and all well-meaning Nigerians to act and save democracy from total collapse.

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The lawmakers said that the events leading to the impeachment of Achuba as Deputy Governor were embarrassing and that the entire impeachment process itself was a hoax.

“The time to act is now, and fast we must act; we hereby call for the immediate reinstatement of Mr Simon Achuba as Deputy Governor of Kogi.

“We must therefore all rise up to defend democracy, due process and the rule of law and by implication defend the sanctity of our country.

“We also urge the National Assembly, civil society groups and all well-meaning Nigerians to act now and save our democracy from total collapse,” the legislators said.

Achuba was impeached recently and the former Chief of Staff to the Governor, Edward Onoja, who is now the running-mate of the governor in the November 16 elections was sworn in as Deputy Governor.

PDP boast 70% of registered voters in Kogi

In related news, PDP has claimed that it has the support of more than 70 per cent of registered voters in 18 local governments in Kogi.
The party made the claim on Wednesday in a statement ahead of its official campaign flag-off in Lokoja today.
 
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in the statement that the party expected a landslide victory in the November 16 governoship election.
“Since we kicked off our grassroots campaigns in the last few weeks, the PDP has continued to receive overwhelming support, solidarity and endorsements from all segments of the voting population,” he said.
 
He said that the spontaneous public jubilation that greeted the retrieval of PDP’s mandate of Shaba Ibrahim for the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency at the Court of Appeal, reinforces the imminent triumph of the PDP in the coming election.