By David Oputtah
Mr Edward Onoja has been sworn in as the Deputy Governor of Kogi State.
The swearing-in ceremony held on Monday at the Government House in Lokoja, the state capital.
Earlier on Monday, the Kogi State House of Assembly confirmed Edward Onoja, former Chief of Staff to the state governor, Yahaya Bello, as the Deputy Governor of the state.
Onoja was confirmed after he was screened by members of the House at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Lokoja, the state capital.
Onoja’s screening and confirmation by the lawmakers came barely three days after the impeachment of the former deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba.
Achuba was impeached on Friday after the House received the report of a committee set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against him.
The Majority Leader of the House and lawmaker representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, Hassan Abdullahi, told reporters that committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted the report to the Speaker of the House, Mathew Kolawole.
He explained that the lawmakers subsequently considered the report and took a unanimous decision to impeach Achuba.
Achuba, however, rejected his impeachment by the lawmakers, saying it was illegal and unconstitutional.