Edward Onoja, running mate of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, in the November 16 gubernatorial election, has been sworn in as the deputy governor of the state by the Chief Judge of the state.
The swearing-in ceremony held at the Kogi government house on Monday.
The ceremony followed his confirmation by the Kogi state house of assembly.
Bello had sent the name of Onoja, his former chief of staff, to the assembly following the controversial announcement of the removal of Simon Achuba, his former deputy.
The speaker of the state Assembly announced the impeachment of Achuba last Friday, even though a panel to probe the man returned a verdict of not guilty.