Just In: Court nullifies impeachment of ex-Kogi deputy Gov, Simon Achuba

A High Court sitting in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital has declared the impeachment of former deputy governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba, by the State House of Assembly as illegal, null and void.

Delivering the judgment on Wednesday, Justice John Olorunfemi said Achuba’s impeachment from office by the Assembly is a violation of the constitution and the subsequent nomination of Edward Onoja as the deputy governor, did not follow due process.

According to Channels TV, the judge described the action of the Kogi State House of Assembly as a constitutional coup, hatched and executed in a democracy.

The judge further explained that the action is contrary to Section 188 subsection 8, a section that stopped the Assembly from further action having discovered that the former deputy governor was not found wanting by the panel.

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