The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Kogi State House of Assembly to commence the process of impeachment of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The party lamented the absence of the Governor from the state without officially transmitting a letter to the State House of Assembly.
The PDP said the governor should be impeached for absenteeism and dereliction of duties.
The call was made by the Kogi State PDP Director of Research and Documentation, Achadu Dickson in a statement yesterday in Lokoja, the state capital.
The statement reads, “For now the ship of governance in the state which lacked direction under Governor Bello, has on its own entered reverse gear, with unpaid salaries to workers who have been cleared since January, while some others had not been paid in the last twenty four months.
“The absence of Governor Bello has opened up government activities to corruption and stealing, little wonder local government workers last week, since the beginning of the year, were only paid a paltry twenty percent of their January salary.
“The hunger and poverty in the state, decayed infrastructure, which has led to deaths of citizens, owing to inept leadership and governance, under the Bello’s APC is unprecedented. The state had never witnessed the worst of governance like it is experiencing. “We therefore call on the State House of Assembly to begin an impeachment process on the governor.
“The assembly, composed of representatives of the people, who are daily in the know of the current suffering of the people, and the governor having flouted the constitution; the House must do the needful, to fill the vacuum created by the governor’s sudden disappearance.”