The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday mocked Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello over the controversial impeachment of the deputy governor, Simon Achuba, by the state house of assembly.
The party said that Bello had become desperate in his alleged bid to use underhand measures to forcefully remove the deputy governor, adding that the governor “is now clinging on straws”.
“Our party holds that by coercing the state House of Assembly against the deputy governor even when the state Judiciary Panel acquitted him of all allegations, Governor Bello only confirms that he has lost public trust and now desperately resorting to dirty politics and crafty methods for survival.
“This action of trying to remove the deputy governor via unconstitutional methods and in total disregard to the verdict of the judicial panel is, in itself, a gross misconduct and grave constitutional violation for which the state assembly, as an institution, ought to have removed Yahaya Bello as the governor of the state,” the PDP said in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.
“The PDP however alerts that the next victim of such underhand methods would be the state assembly itself, which now appears to be on the way to being used to enact draconian rules to suppress and intimidate the people of Kogi State, since there is no way Yahaya Bello will win the November 16 election and return to office.
“It is however instructive to state that the action of the House of Assembly, in yielding to Yahaya Bello’s antics, has further reduced Kogi State to a butt of jokes among compatriots in other states of our federation.
“What it means is that Yahaya Bello can wake up tomorrow morning and shut down institutions of government, including the state legislature, the judiciary and even the civil service and become a law unto himself,” the statement added.