Members of the State House Assembly engaged in the impeachment process of Kogi deputy governor,Elder Simon Achuba were bribed by the state governmentSince the outbursts of the deputy governor against the administration of Yahaya Bello, over corrupt and financial misappropriations,nocturnal meetings was held between the governor and the 21 members of the state Assembly,to perfect ways of commencing the impeachment notice in a location in AbujaIt was reliably gathered that chunk of Kogi funds were voted through the SA to the governor on legislative matters the governor and Speaker of the state assembly,to perfect the process to fruitionThe state government who could not contend with the embarrassment of the outbursts of Kogi deputy, had caused to the governor and it’s officials,insisted that there is no going back in the move to remove the deputy governorThe state deputy governor revealed the plans of the governor to remove him and replace his chief of Staff to the governor,Edward Onoja who are partners in the myriads of problems bedevilling the state in the last three and half yearsIt is also in the plans of the governor, to protect the Chief of Staff from public resistance, through immunity after installing him as the deputy governor, to force himself on the people of the state in November governorship election, a member of the state assembly from Kogi west who spoke with us on condition of anonymity said the move for impeachment process become necessary after the leaders meeting with the governor saying he knows the impeachment may not be easy but he has to sign after receiving his own share of motivation”For two years, the state deputy governor was denied access to his salaries and allowances, along with all his domestic and political aides under the guise of the deputy governor’s resistance on the style of leadership, operated in kogi state by Governor Yahaya BelloThe state lawmakers were not also left out in the wrath of the governors misgovernance,as salaries and Constituency allowance were not promptly paid as at when due, to the members of the AssemblyIt was revealed that the new lawmakers got a paltry 3 million naira against 37 million naira Constituency project, under the guise of the bid of the governor to return to Lugard houseThe state deputy governor had announced his determination to continue to reel out the anti government policies and programs, geared towards driving the state into financial problems and indebtedness without commensurate services to the people
Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said anyone calling for a revolution in Nigeria should be confronted and dealt with by the federal government.
Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh said while the constitution guarantees freedom of speech, using a strong word as revolution and inciting the people to topple a democratically elected government should not be condoned.
Reacting to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the Revolution Now protest, Momoh said anyone calling for a revolution is looking for trouble and should be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.
When you say revolution, it’s not child’s play especially when Omoyele Sowore who is coordinating it and calling for revolution is being quoted as saying what happened Egypt and Tunisia will be a child’s play compared to what will happen in Nigeria”.
“I am even surprised that some people will say there is freedom of association. There is nothing wrong with freedom of association. It is guaranteed”.
“But when you say ‘revolution’, you are not joking anymore. And any government that is sensible should stand up and confront those who want a revolution”.
“How can you be calling for a revolution and say a democratically elected government should be toppled? Anybody saying that is looking for trouble and should be confronted”.