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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello Appoints Deputy

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Monday appointed Simon Achu­ba as the deputy governor of the state.

A post on APC’s Facebook page indicates that Bello in a letter to the House of Assembly, asked the lawmakers to confirm Achu­ba as his deputy.

His action follows the refusal of James Faleke, the running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, to accept the office.

The letter reads: “In line with the provision of Section 186 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended, I have the pleasure to forward herewith, the name of Hon. Simon Achuba for approval of appointment as the deputy governor of Kogi State.

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“Hon. Achuba (JP) hails from Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State and was a two-time honourable member of the state House of Assembly from 1999 to 2007 where he was Deputy-Speak­er during his second tenure.

“In view of the above, it will be highly appreciated if the request is treated and approved with utmost speed to pave way for his assump­tion of office.”

The State House of Assembly is expected to seat on Tuesday for the screening and possible confirmation of Achuba.

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