Politics

Lagos Assembly breaks silence on plan to impeach Governor Ambode 

The Lagos State House of Assembly has reacted to reports making the rounds of plans to impeach the State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, over his decision to seek re-election.

The Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, Musibau Razak on Tuesday denied the claim.

He said there was no iota of truth in the speculation trending on social media that the Speaker was acting on instructions to initiate impeachment proceedings against Governor Ambode.

Razak emphasised that the relationship between the Governor and Speaker is “smooth and solid”.

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“The news of impeachment is political. A lot of information is being circulated here and there but there is no iota of truth in the report.

“Claims to initiate impeachment proceedings against Governor Ambode are false as the relationship between the Governor and Speaker is smooth and solid,” Razak told Daily Trust.

This is coming at a time report emerged that Governor Ambode’s quest to be re-elected as Lagos State Governor for a second term may be facing major obstacle as over 50 council chairmen loyal to Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Ambode’s estranged godfather met and pledged their support for Jide Sanyaolu Sanwonolu, who is believed to be Tinubu’s preferred choice.

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