APC Suspends D/ Gov Achuba

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja


The embattled Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Elder Simon Achuba is facing another round of hardship as the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC), on Thursday suspended him from the party over alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

This came barely 24 hours after the House of Assembly initiated moves to remove him from office.

The APC also based the suspension on some actions of Achuba which allegedly has constituted an embarrassment to the party in the state.

In another vein, the state’s local council service commission has delisted no fewer than 4,000 ghost workers from its payroll.

The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Shuaibu Ibrahim, told journalists in Lokoja that the commission arrived at the figure after screening members of staff of the 20 councils in the state.

According to him, only 19,959 of the 24,959 council workers were cleared for payment.