Simon Achuba was appointed Deputy Governor of Kogi State of Nigeria in 2015. Born on July 13th, 1964, Simon Achuba has been involved in Nigerian politics since 1995. He was elected into Kogi State House of Assembly in 1999 and served two terms. His last term in Kogi State House of Assembly, Simon Achuba was elected as Deputy Speaker of the House. Prior to becoming Deputy Governor in 2015, Achuba’s political role was
chairman of Kogi State Environmental Protection Board.
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Top 3 Scandals Simon Achuba Is Known For:
- His blatant defection between Nigeria’s top 2 political parties, The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
- His discrepancies with Edward Onoja who currently serves as
Chief of Staff (COS) to the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello. Onoja and Achuba rarely see eye-to-eye and it’s been said that Achuba has not been paid salary for months. Achuba at some point retaliated by taking 2 months leave from the government office.
- In 2019, Achuba cried out to the public that his life was in serious danger. According to Achuba, the Governor, Yahaya Bello had withdrawn all security officials assigned to protect Achuba.
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