Impeachment Of Former Kogi Deputy Governor  Null , Void ,… Nomination Of Edward Onoja In Default  – Court Rules

A High Court sitting in Lokoja, Thursday, 27,February 2020 declared the removal of Simon Achuba, former Deputy Governor by the Kogi State House of Assembly as Null and Void , while the subsequent nomination of Edward Onoja did not follow due process.
Delivering Judgement on the matter brought before the court by  Simon Achuba, Justice John Olorunfemi of the  High Court declared the removal of the former Kogi State Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba from office by the Assembly as a violation of the Constitution, adding that the actions and subsequent nomination of another person to the office by the lawmakers was null and void. 
Simon Achuba vs the KSHA and 29 others had been on ,  following the removal of the Deputy Governor. Justice Olorunfemi, described the action of the Kogi State House of Assembly as a constitutional coup, hatched and executed in a democracy, adding 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.

The Judge said the onus to produce the remaining volumes of the report purported to have indicted the former Deputy Governor rest with the defendants which they fail to do, pointing  out that the 29th defendants also did not file a counter notice, describing the process of removing the former deputy governor as not following due process.

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