Achuba’s Impeachment Illegal, Undemocratic – Wada

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for November Kogi governorship election, Engineer Musa Wada has described the decision of the State House of Assembly to impeach the Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba as undemocratic.

Wada, in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Communication Committee of the PDP Campaign Council, Austin Usman Okai said the state lawmakers set aside the report of the panel that investigated allegations leveled against Achuba. He said the report exonerated Achuba of any wrong doing.

The governorship hopeful said the action of Kogi State lawmakers is shameful as it further confirmed the opinion of citizens that “they are an assemblage of rubber stamp legislators”.

“This is a complete miscarriage of justice even as the administration of Yahaya Bello pre-empted the removal of the Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba.

“The purported impeachment is unacceptable, illegal, immodest, null and void. The decision is a complete departure from the recommendation of the panel that investigated the allegations,” he said.

He challenged the state government and lawmakers to make public the reports of the panel set up to look into the process of impeachment.

The PDP candidate warned the state government not to swear in or dare to replace the current Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, as it will amount to wanton political profligacy on the part of the state leadership.

He wondered why the haphazard decision of the state government came on Friday and the plan to swear in the governor’s former Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja, as Achuba’s replacement on Saturday.

Wada warned the state government not to overheat the polity or create any form of political crises that will affect the smooth transition in the state after November election.

He urged PDP supporters to remain calm and observe the drama that is playing out with a resolute determination to “weed out the current anti- people’s government of APC under Yahaya Bello.”

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