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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Impeachment: Details of meeting between Tinubu, Ambode, Lagos House of Assembly emerge

A Special Governor’s Advisory Committee, GAC, in Lagos State has met and resolved the crisis between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the state House of Assembly.
A meeting was held on Sunday in Marina, Lagos to resolve the conflict between the governor and the state lawmakers.

Ambode and the state assembly have been at loggerheads with the latter threatening to impeach him.

Present at the meeting were a former Governor of the state and a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Others were Lagos central Senatorial Leader, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and his deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Adebute, House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, his Deputy, Hon. Wasiu Esinlokun among others.

Tinubu, said, “We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians. In the last one week or so, there has been some talk about a conflict between the Executive and the Legislature in Lagos. This is of great concern to us.

“We looked at the source of the conflict, which is normal in a democracy, and that is why there are also conflict-resolution mechanisms.

“We examined the grievances on both sides. As leaders, we also looked into areas where there has to be compromise.”

“In order to build institutions and encourage consensus-building, we have to do what is right.

“There is no impeachment. Let there be more communication and consensus-building and understanding. All these are inbuilt in the democratic system.

“We thank the Speaker and the leadership of the House. We thank the Governor and the Deputy Governor.

“They have all demonstrated respect for the party leadership in Lagos. You know when Lagos sneezes, other areas catch cold.
“We are happy that we are able to resolve the conflict and things will start moving well going forward.”
Also speaking, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, said, “The APC leader has spoken. This is just to further confirm the decisions that we reached.

“Conflict is an institutional part of the governance. the Executive/Legislature must work together.
“We have reached a decision that they must work together amicably. And very soon, both the Legislature and the Executive must resolve the grey areas in their relationship.”

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