Impeachment: Lagos Assembly members meet with Ambode’s deputy

Posted by Ndubuisi Ugah and Wale Elegbede | 2 February 2019 | 1,600 times

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•Lagos Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule

In a bid to create an amicable resolution to the current face-off between the executive and the legislative arms of government in Lagos State, a committee set up by the House of Assembly yesterday met with the Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule.

The lawmakers had last week accused Ambode of breaching the law as it concerns the 2018 and 2019 budget, threatening to impeach him if he failed to appear before them within seven days.

Sources close to the committee confirmed the meeting, saying it is part of an agreement to ensure that actions are taken in the interest of the state.

 A committee headed by the majority leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, was set up by the House to meet with the executive over the friction. The committee, it was learnt, also met with some commissioners on Thursday.

 “Our people have also met with the deputy governor over the current friction. The meeting is just to find an amicable ground. “We know the executive arm actually committed the infractions, but for the interest of the state and to keep it safe ahead of the election, we have to look for a soft landing for them,” the source said.

Apart from Agunbiade, the committee has members of the House including Moshood Oshun, Day Saka Fafunmi, Lanre Ogunyemi anfMojisola Miranda. It was learnt that the outcome of the meeting may be deliberated at a parliamentary session of the House when the lawmakers reconvene.

The lawmakers had alleged that the governor had begun spending the 2019 budget that is yet to be presented to the House as demanded by the constitution.

They also claim that the governor went against the 2018 appropriation law of the state without recourse to the House. 


Excerpted from a New Telegraph report


Source: News Express

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