Monday, February 04, 2019

Ambode: How Lagos APC leaders shelve impeachment - ITREALMS

An emergency session of the Governor's Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting was held on Sunday in Marina, Lagos to resolve the conflict between Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode and Lagos State House of Assembly, which ended with decision to shelve the impending impeachment, reports ITREALMS.

The meeting was attended among others by APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Lagos central Senatorial Leader, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, his deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Adebute, House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, his Deputy, Hon. Wasiu Esinlokun, the duo.

Speaking at the meeting, Asiwaju Tinubu said the crisis was of great concern to them hence the meeting became imperative, saying both parties demonstrated respect to the party leadership.

"We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians. 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. We examined the grievances on both sides. As leaders, we also looked into areas where there has to be compromise. In order to build institutions and encourage consensus-building, we have to do what is right.

“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."

Also speaking, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, said, the APC leader has spoken, but his was to further confirm the decisions that were reached.

“Conflict is an institutional part of the governance. the Executive/Legislature must work together. 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 said.

Ayo Midele/DoP

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