Kogi Deputy Governor Vows Not To Resign

Lagos – Elder Simon Achuba, the embattled Deputy Governor of Kogi state has said he will not yield to calls by some people for him to resign his position, vowing to fight his case to the last.

The state’s House of Assembly on Wednesday began impeachment proceedings against Achuba, who has been at loggerheads with his boss, Governor Yahaya Bello.

21 out of the 25 lawmakers signed the petition against Achuba and described his offences as gross misconduct in office. The governor has however denied having a hand in the impeachment process.

Speaking with Daily Independent on whether he will resign to save him from the embarrassment from being impeached, Achuba, who insisted that he was being persecuted for demanding good governance said he will not resign.

He said the refusal by the state governor to pay him his salaries and entitlements was part of the plot to frustrate him into resigning even before he was served impeachment notice.

“ It is not true that I am contemplating resigning my position so as to avoid impeachment. I have not done anything that calls for my being impeached”.

“That is what they have been working on even before the impeachment notice was given. I am not resigning. I remain the deputy governor of the state” he said.

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