Impeached Kogi Deputy Governor reveals shocking secret about Yahaya Bello
Impeached Kogi deputy governor, Simon Achuba, has disclosed that Governor Yahaya Bello cannot take some decisions without the approval of former Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja.
Achuba claimed that Onoja dictated to Bello over many things, saying it started when the implementation of government policies was not forthcoming.
According to him, “Working with the governor was not bad in itself. It was as cordial as it should be. The issue is that he has a lord in person of the former Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja. Onoja lords it over the governor.
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“He stays on his neck and the governor cannot turn around without him (Onoja). As a result, commissioner and no special adviser can function well.
“Onoja overrules anything you say or do and insists on having his way. Unfortunately the governor cannot do anything about it. Things started going wrong when the implementation of government policies was not forthcoming. It was becoming quite challenging to us as a government and as the ruling political party in the state.
“At a point, I insisted on the need to leave behind legacies that future generations of Kogi indigenes would remember us for. And I pointed out that we could not continue to make policies only to abandon them. It would amount to nothing.”
Meanwhile, The Herald reported that members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)reacted to the the impeachment of Simon Achuba as the deputy governor of Kogi state.
The lawmaker described the action as illegal and undemocratic. The lawmakers said :“The time to act is now, and fast we must act; we hereby call for the immediate reinstatement of Mr Simon Achuba as deputy governor of Kogi. We must therefore all rise up to defend democracy, due process and the rule of law and by implication defend the sanctity of our country.”