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Kogi Gov Names Edward Onoja New Deputy Governor

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has nominated Edward Onoja, his running mate in the November 16 election, as deputy governor of the state.
The Governor forwarded Onoja’s today, October 19, to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.
The development came a few hours after the state house of assembly lmpeached the deputy governor, Simon Achuba over alleged gross misconduct.
Achuba had fallen out with the governor shortly after he was sworn into office. Onoja would be sworn into office on Saturday, according to NAN.
An ally of Yahaya Bello, Onoja is the most influential member of the governor’s cabinet. Their relationship predated the emergence of Bello in 2016.
Aged 44, Onoja is the indigene of Emonyoku Ogugu in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi, is a Geologist.
He sought the ticket of the former All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) for a house of assembly seat in 2011.
He was the chief strategist of Yahaya Bello Campaign Organization in 2015 and the state director of the Kogi Youth Arise Group, which worked for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari, also in 2015.

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