Kogi State House of Assembly has confirmed Edward Onoja as the deputy governor of the state.
The assembly confirmed Onoja’s appointment on Monday following the impeachment of Simon Achuba.
Mr Onoja’s appointment was confirmed during a special sitting presided over by Speaker Mathew Kolawole.
He will be sworn in by the state chief judge, Justice Nadir Ajana.
Mr Achuba was impeached last Friday on three grounds of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation, and non-performance.
Achuba had accused the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, of being after his life.
He alleged that Bello had sent gunmen to kill him, adding that the governor withheld the payment of his allowances amounting to N800 million.
Kogi lawmakers, however, claimed that Achuba’s allegations, actions, and utterances amounted to gross misconduct.
Achuba had tried to block his impeachment at the State High Court, Lokoja.