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No plan to impeach Gov Ambode —Speaker

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SPEAKER of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, yesterday, said whether or not Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will be impeached depends on his (Ambode) actions.
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The Speaker also debunked speculations that it was plotting to impeach Governor Amobode.

Speaking on the floor of the Assembly, Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, said there was no truth in the rumour.

Obasa said he received telephone calls and enquiries from prominent people over the rumoured impeachment moves against Ambode.

According to him, the Solidarity Group of Nigeria and a faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, led by Fuad Oki, has been insinuating that lawmakers in the state are threatening Ambode to open the state’s treasury.

The Speaker said: “We are not embarking on any impeachment process against the governor now.

“Whether or not there would be an impeachment is 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.”

Also, Majority Leader, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade, said the procedure for impeachment did not harbour secrecy, saying the public would know if such would happen.

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