The impeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr Simon Achuba who reacted to the swearing-in of Governor Yahaya Bello’s former Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja as the new Deputy Governor of the state has called for his arrest and prosecution.
The embattled impeached deputy governor who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said his removal is unconstitutional and the action of the Kogi State House of Assembly will be questioned by the court of law.
“The idea of being reinstated does not exist. I am the deputy governor and there’s no other one.
“Anybody who is parading himself as the deputy governor is completely an impostor and nothing more. As far as the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is concerned that person must be an imposter and when law enforcement agents are effective, such person should have been arrested and kept in a dungeon for trial.
“There can’t be two deputy governors in a state. There can only be one at a time. The only deputy governor that Kogi State has now is me.
“That the Chief Justice swore in somebody does not give it legality in any way. The action of the State Assembly and everyone who participated in the process will be out to test in court because we are in court already,” he said.
However reacting to the claims made, the new Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Edward Onoja said he should be congratulated instead because the Kogi State House of Assembly simply did their job.
“A process was followed. From the executive-legislative – and judiciary. The process was initiated by the legislative arm. The Assembly is doing their job and it is their right to do so.
“The matter is in court and we believe the judiciary will do justice to it,” he said.