The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other leaders of the Lagos State chapter of the APC, have resolved the impeachment threat against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The Lagos State House of Assembly had threatened to commence the impeachment of the governor over alleged illegal budgetary spending and gross misconduct.
The crisis between the Executive and the Legislature in the State was however resolved on Sunday in a meeting by the Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC) held in Marina, Lagos.
“We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians,” Tinubu said after the meeting.
“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.”
“As leaders, we also looked into areas where there has to be a compromise. In order to build institutions and encourage consensus-building, we have to do what is right,” he said.
“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.”
Mr. Tajudeen Olusi, the Lagos State APC leader, also said that the conflict is an institutional part of governance, saying that the executive and legislature must work together.
“The APC leader has spoken,” Olusi said referring to Tinubu.
“This is just to further confirm the decisions that we reached. 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,” he added