Ambode: Lagos Assembly speaks on fighting governor over election money

The Lagos State House of Assembly has reacted to allegation that the move to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was for selfish reasons.

Reacting on behalf of the House at a news conference after Wednesday’s emergency meeting, the Majority Leader, Mr Sanai Agunbiade stated that the House was only carrying out its legislative duties.

Agunbiade said the it was untrue that the lawmakers wanted Ambode to fund their campaigns.

“It is a lie, the governor cannot fund the campaigns of individual legislators”, he said.

According to him, if the House wanted war, the legislature will not have given the window for explanation.

“It is now left for the governor to shut the window at us and tell us he is not interested or take advantage of the window we have given.

“Of course we are expecting that he will walk in and we look at the issues. The constitution is so clear about what is to be done where there are infractions, that is why the issue of impeachment came in.

“Where these infractions continue with impunity and nothing is done and the opportunity given to make clearance on these, we will apply the necessary provisions of the constitution, which is impeachment.

“If the public is saying the House should not impeach the governor, the public should also tell the governor to do the needful in respect of the budget,” Agunbiade added.