- The action of the governor and the former Chief of Staff is not only an embarrassment to the nation.
- He condemns the action of the Kogi State House of Assembly for doing the biddings of their paymaster.
The impeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has cried out over the alleged ill-treatment melted on him by different forces in the state.
Speaking with journalists in his private residence, Achuba said he was treated like a common criminal even when the law recognised him as the deputy governor of the state.
Achuba is a former lawmaker in the state. While condemning the action of the Kogi State House of Assembly for doing the biddings of their paymaster, Achuba described the sitting that removed him from office as kangaroo, which will not stand.
He also pointed out that his purported impeachment is illegal, shameful and an insult on Nigeria as a nation, adding that, if the nation’s democracy must grow, the lawlessness that is going on in Kogi State must stop.
According to him, immediately, his impeachment was announced, his power was cut off.
“I was in my official residence on Friday, all of a sudden, my power was disconnected. Unknown to me, Police barricaded my house. My security were all withdrawn. I called the Commissioner of Police to inform him, the response I got from him was not pleasant.
“For me to know what is going on and who I was dealing with, I instructed my private security to switch on the generator set. To my greatest surprise, some armed police officers escorted a technician, went straight to the generator set, disconnected it, and went away with the battery. Their intention is to frustrate me and cut me off from accessing the world.
“My personal belongings are still in the office. They denied me from carrying anything that belongs to me. As if I am a common criminal who should be treated with disdain. If a deputy governor could be treated like a common criminal, what will now happen to the common man on the street?
“As I am seated here, I don’t have any car to convey to me anywhere. I have been trekking from one place to another on foot. For how long will this continue. We are not in a banana republic,” he said.
He, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and all security agencies to beam their searchlight on Kogi to avoid being plunged into another crisis of Boko Haram insurgency.
While stating that the conduct of the state Commissioner of Police is unprofessional and detrimental to the police force, he also called on the Inspector-General of Police to caution him.
Achuba, who reiterated that he remains the Deputy Governor of the State, lauded the judiciary, the panel members for standing by the truth.
“The action of the governor and the former Chief of Staff is not only an embarrassment to the nation but also a setback to the All Progressives Congress (APC).”