JUST IN: Kogi assembly clears Onoja, sworn-in as new deputy governor

The Kogi State House of Assembly has on Monday cleared Edward Onoja who was then immediately sworn-in as the new deputy governor of the state.

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah administered the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance to Onoja.

This is coming as the impeached former deputy governor Mr Simon Achuba, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the political crisis currently rocking the state to prevent breakdown of law and order.

Achuba described his impeachment by the state House of Assembly as act of extreme lawlessness, saying that he had instructed his lawyers to commence a judicial process to reclaim his seat.

At the swearing-in ceremony, the Chief Judge was supported by the Chief Registrar of the state judiciary.

The event was witnessed by Governor Yahaya Bello, Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole; members of the state assembly, political office holders, politicians and other well wishers of Onoja.