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Kogi State Assembly confirms Edward Onoja as new deputy governor


Kogi State Assembly confirms Edward Onoja as new deputy governor

Kogi State Deputy Governor-nominee, Edward Onoja, has been screened and confirmed by members of the State House of Assembly in Lokoja on October 21, 2019.  

Onoja was confirmed as deputy governor on Monday after he was screened by members of the House at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Lokoja, the state capital. He is the former Chief of Staff to the state governor, Yahaya Bello.  

Kogi State Assembly confirms Edward Onoja as new deputy governor

Onoja’s screening and confirmation by the lawmakers came barely three days after the impeachment of the former deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba who was impeached on Friday  October 18 after the House received the report of a committee set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against him.  

The Majority Leader of the House and lawmaker representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, Hassan Abdullahi, had told reporters that committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted the report to the Speaker of the House, Mathew Kolawole.  

Kogi State Assembly confirms Edward Onoja as new deputy governor

He explained that the lawmakers subsequently considered the report and took a unanimous decision to impeach

Achuba. In his reaction, Achuba condemned the action of the lawmakers.  He said his impeachment was illegal and unconstitutional

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