Mr. Simon Achuba has insisted that he is the deputy governor of Kogi State and any other person parading himself as the deputy governor is an impostor who should be jailed.
Information Nigeria and Linda Ikeji’s Blog reports.
Achuba disclosed this while reacting to questions during an interview on Channels Television breakfast program, Sunrise Daily.
When asked if he wants to be reinstated or continue his relationship with the present administration he said, “The idea of being reinstated does not exist. I am the deputy governor and there’s no other one.
“Anybody who is parading himself as the deputy governor is completely an impostor and nothing more. As far as the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is concerned that person must be an imposter and when law enforcement agents are effective, such person should have been arrested and kept in a dungeon for trial.”
He also insisted that his removal is unconstitutional and the action of the Kogi State House of Assembly will be questioned by the court of law.
“There can’t be two deputy governors in a state. There can only be one at a time. The only deputy governor that Kogi State has now is me.
“That the Chief Justice swore in somebody does not give it legality in any way. The action of the State Assembly and everyone who participated in the process will be out to test in court because we are in court already,” he said.
The new deputy governor of the state in reaction to Achuba, also on the program said the Kogi State House of Assembly simply did their job and he deserves to be congratulated on his new appointment as new deputy governor.