The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode’s actions will determine whether he is impeached or not, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has said.
Obasa made this known in the Assembly chambers on Monday, while responding to rumours by the Fouad Oki-led Solidarity Group of Nigeria of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos that the assembly was plotting Ambode’s impeachment over his refusal to open the state’s treasury.
The speaker stated that the governor’s impeachment was not in the offing, but added that it was within the powers of the assembly to carry out.
He said, “We are not embarking on any impeachment process against the governor now.
“Whether or not there would be an impeachment is based on his actions.
“Even at that, impeachment is constitutional. So many speakers, senate presidents, presidents and others have been impeached all over the world.
“So, nobody can threaten us if it happens because we are representatives of the people. We don’t need the wailers to guide us in performing our duties. It is not out of place for us to do our job.”
Ambode lost the party’s ticket to contest for a second term in 2019 to a former Commissioner in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu after he fell out with the political godfather in Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.