The Lagos State House of Assembly during a plenary session today, Monday, October 22, 2018, has denied viral reports that it was planning to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
According to the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa said that there was no truth in the rumour.
Obasa stated that he had received telephone calls and enquiries from prominent members of the public over the alleged impeachment moves against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
According to him; “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.
“Even at that, impeachment is constitutional, 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.
“We don’t need the wailers to guide us in performing our duties. It is not out of place for us to do our job,” he said.
The Speaker added that if there was going to be an impeachment, it would be done in the open, adding that the people would know if any impeachment against the Governor would happen.
He however, promised that the Assembly was working with the Governor to ensure peace and development in the state.
Corroborating Obasa, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, stated that the constitutional procedure for impeachment does not harbour secrecy, adding that members of the public would know if such would happen.
Recall that the Assembly last week ordered the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to direct the operators of Private Sector Participation (PSP) involved in refuse clearing in the state to go back to work.
This was after the house had disowned waste managers, Visionscape, contracted by Ambode to take over refuse clearing in the state