The Deputy Governor of Kogi State who was recently impeached by the State House of Assembly, Mr Simon Achuba, has come out to say that he is still the deputy governor of the state.
Mr. Simon disclosed this via his counsel, Mr. Jibrin Okutepa (SAN) hours back.
According to him, he has not been found guilty of any of the accusations against him.
He added that he plans to challenge the said impeachment in court, but he remains the deputy governor.
His words, “The case is in court. They ignored the case in court. The case is coming up . We are going back to the court. Nigeria is a country that should be ruled by the constitution. We are not a jungle country.
“There is no impeachment. From nothing, nothing comes. You cannot put something on nothing and expect it to stand.”
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Kogi, is a state in the central region (Middle-Belt) of Nigeria. It is popularly called the Confluence State because of the confluence of River Niger and River Benue at its capital, Lokoja, which is the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria.
Agriculture is the main part of the state economy with fishing in the riverine areas like Lokoja, Idah, Baji,etc., and the state also has coal, petroleum, steel and other mineral industries.
The main ethnic groups are Igala, Ebira, and Okun.
The state was created in 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State. The state as presently constituted, comprises the people of the Kabba Province of Northern Nigeria. One of the first Qadi in the Kogi State was Faruk Imam.
There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun (a Yoruba Group) with other such as Bassa-Nge, a people of Nupe extraction in Lokoja and Bassa Local Government Area, Bassa-Komo of Bassa Local Government Area, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo people(A Yoruba Group), Ogori, Magongo, Idoma and the pure NUPE people of Eggan community under Lokoja Local Government.