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BREAKING: Kogi Assembly Confirms Edward Onoja As Deputy Governor

Kogi State Deputy Governor-nominee, Mr Edward Onoja, being screened by members of the State House of Assembly in Lokoja on October 21, 2019.


The Kogi State House of Assembly has confirmed Mr Edward Onoja as the deputy governor of the state.

Mr 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, Mr Yahaya Bello.

READ ALSO: Kogi Deputy Governor Impeached

Onoja’s screening and confirmation by the lawmakers came barely three days after the impeachment of the former deputy governor of the state, Mr Simon Achuba.

Mr Achuba was impeached on Friday 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, Mr Hassan Abdullahi, had told reporters that committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted the report to the Speaker of the House, Mr Mathew Kolawole.

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

In his reaction, Mr Achuba condemned the action of the lawmakers.

He said his impeachment was illegal and unconstitutional.

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