The Lagos Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, has reacted to claims that lawmakers in the state are planning to impeach Governor Ambode.
Debunking the claims during a plenary session, the Lagos Assembly Speaker stated that though impeachment is constitutional and has its process, however the lawmakers are “not embarking on that yet”.
A tweet on the handle of the Lagos House of Assembly also reads;
“The Rt.Hon Speaker @mudashiru_obasa clears the rumours on alleged impeachment of the Executive Governor @AkinwunmiAmbode. Impeachment is constitutional & has its process. we are not embarking on that yet. We don’t need wailers to advice us on how to go about our duties. For now, we are still working in one accord to move Lagos forward. This is to clear the rumors.”
Recall that it was reported that APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had not only initiated the idea of Ambode’s removal, but had also given a direct order to the relevant quarters to that effect.
THISDAY gathered that although the impeachment plot had always been in the cooler as an alternative plan in the run up to the last primaries, it was played down as the leadership explored other options open to them.
However, multiple sources from Ambode’s camp noted that the reports of an impeachment plan “are unfounded, baseless and without substance,” stressing that the governor has been working to ensure the victory of the APC and its candidate since the governorship primaries on September 29. One of the sources noted that there was no evidence to back the allegations of the hawks at Bourdillon, who were bent on throwing the state into another round of crisis, which he said, might be the strategy of the opposition parties to destabilise the APC.