Kogi Assembly denies plan to impeach deputy governor

Kogi State House of Assembly has said that it has no plans to impeach Elder Simon Achuba, the state’s deputy governor.

This is as the rumours of the alleged plot for the impeachment has become topic of discussion across the state.

Hon. VIctor Adewale Omofaiye, Chief Whip and member representing Ijumu state constituency, who spoke to newsmen in Lokoja, said the state’s lawmakers were shocked by a publication of an online newspaper that the Assembly had commenced impeachment proceedings against Achuba.

He said the publication was unfounded and only existed in the imagination of the reporter.

According to him, the incident that happened on Tuesday at the plenary had nothing to do with the impeachment of the Deputy Governor, but on a bill that emanated from the House.

He added the incident was part of legislative tradition, which empowered members to register their dissatisfaction with a bill, saying it should not be misconstrued to be the process of impeaching the deputy governor.

“We are 25 members. For each one to have a say in an issue, there is bound to be rancour and misunderstanding.

“I want to believe that the issue has been resolved. The issue in contention has to do with a bill emanating from the House.

“A member came in and he felt that the bill about to be taken should be well scrutinised. The bill is about the fund management of the House of Assembly. We went for executive session and the issue was resolved.

“However, we have put in place measures to forestall reoccurrence,” he assured.

The chief Whip assured that the press would be carried along in the activities of the House as critical stakeholders in the success of the Assembly.

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