Lagos lawmakers summon Governor Ambode

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Following the lingering crisis between the Lagos State House of Assembly and the State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode some lawmakers have called for the removal of the governor from office.

Members of the states assembly on Monday called for Ambode’s sack over allegations of gross misconduct.

The lawmakers accused the governor of committing atrocities bordering on alleged gross misconduct and illegal budgetary spending because they had yet to look into or approve the state’s budget for the year.

The state governor and the lawmakers have been at loggerheads following his failure to present the state’s 2019 budget earlier in the month.

There has been palpable mistrust between Governor Ambode and the lawmakers following his failure to present the states 2019 budget to the lawmakers. Ambode had failed to present the budget last December because the lawmakers were said to be on recess.

The mistrust between the governor and the lawmakers heightened in the wake of the Lagos state All Progressives Congress’ primaries that produced Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the party’s gubernatorial flagbearer.

Last year, the state assembly debunked speculations that it was plotting to remove Ambode, following widespread rumour in government circles that the governor would be sacked. Speaking at the time, the speaker, Mr Obasa said there was no truth in the rumour.

“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,” he said.

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