No Plan to Impeach Ambode, Says Lagos Assembly
The Lagos State House of Assembly has denied rumour making the rounds that it was planning to impeach the governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode over trumped up charges.
Speaking at the beginning of plenary on Monday, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa said there was no truth in the rumour that it has immediate plans to impeach the governor.
According to him “I received telephone calls and enquiries from prominent members of the public over the alleged impeachment moves against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode”.
He stated categorically that the Solidarity Group of Nigeria and a faction of the APC in Lagos State, led by Mr. Fuad Oki had been insinuating that the lawmakers in the state threatened Governor Ambode to open the state treasury for them, and that they threatened to impeach him if he failed to do so.
“We are not embarking on any impeachment process against the Governor now. If there would be an impeachment, it would be from the governor and if there would not be any need for impeachment, it would be from him based on his actions,” he declared.
He stated further that impeachment is constitutional, noting that,’’ So many speakers, senate presidents, presidents and others have been impeached all over the world. So, nobody can threaten us if it happens because we are representatives of the people.
The Speaker added that if there was going to be an impeachment, it would be done in the open, saying there was nothing like that for now.
He pointed out that the Assembly was working with the Governor to ensure peace and development in the state.
This was corroborated by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, who stated that the constitutional procedure for impeachment does not harbour secrecy, adding that members of the public would know if such would happen.
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