Governor Yahaya Bello’s running mate for the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Kogi state, Edward Onoja, will be sworn in as the new Deputy Governor of the state.
According to reports from NAN, Onoja will be sworn in on Saturday. This is following the report of the seven-member Judicial Panel of Enquiry set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, on August 26 to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct leveled against ex-deputy governor Simon Achuba.
Chairman of the panel, Barrister John Baiyeshea, flanked by six other members of the panel, submitted the report to the Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole, at plenary.
Receiving the report, the Speaker, Matthew Kolawole, expressed appreciation to the chief Judge for appointing men of proven integrity as members of the panel.
Kolawole explained that the task of ensuring good governance required collective efforts of all, and thanked the members for the timely presentation of the report.
“We shall go into the reports thoroughly, look into the recommendations and do justice to it,” saying that the committee had gone into the annals of history in Nigeria as the first to perform a thorough work devoid of interference.
In his remarks, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Ahmed Mohammad (APC- Ankpa I), said the exercise followed due process and thanked everyone for being responsive to the development of Kogi.
NAN reports that the committee which was inaugurated on August 26 with a 90-day duration within which to complete the assignment and submit it’s report, completed the job in 49 days.