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JUST IN: Kogi Assembly commences impeachment moves against Deputy Governor

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The Kogi State House of Assembly has commenced the process for the impeachment of the state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba.

The impeachment notice was read by the majority leader of the House, Abdullahi Bello (Ajaokuta, APC) as a petition on the floor of the Assembly.

The lawmakers based their petition on three grounds of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation and non-performance.

The majority leader who affirmed that 21 out of the 25 lawmakers signed the petition said the allegations, actions and utterances of the deputy governor against the governor, Yahaya Bello, amounted to gross misconduct.

He cited Section 188 of 1999 Constitution and thereafter prayed the House to commence investigation towards the impeachment move for the deputy governor.

The Speaker Kogi Assembly, Kolawole Matthew agreed to the prayers in the petition and asked the petition be served on the deputy governor for him to respond to within the 14 days time frame of the law.

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