The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, has accused members of the Lagos State House of Assembly of plotting to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for no justifiable reason.
In a Friday statement through his media and publicity directorate, Agbaje said that the lawmakers were only using the issue of delayed presentation of the 2019 budget as a smokescreen to hide their real motivation.
“Of course, the way Lagos politics has been structured over the last two decades, government actions are often dictated by open and covert objectives.
“That the legislators are hinging their action on the purported delay of the budget is simply a smokescreen for a very shameful undertone that the honourable assembly members will not want to make open.
“They are yet to tell us their actual motivation for this superfluous move to shame the Governor,” Agbaje said.
He added, “I received the news of the impending impeachment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with a lot of reservation, especially with its timing and motive. This is just 19 or so days to the Federal elections and the governorship, a fortnight thereafter. So the natural questions to ask are: Why this haste? And what is the motive?”
The PDP candidate noted that although lawmakers have power to perform oversight functions, they must not abuse such powers in the overall interest of the state.
Agbaje further stated that the lawmakers were only acting a script prepared by “the cabal” ruling the state.
He said, “Governance has ground to a halt owing to the schism between the two arms of government, both of which are dominated by All Progressives Congress.
“From all indications and from the findings that I have conducted, the action of the lawmakers is nothing but self-serving as dictated to them by the cabal ruling the state.”
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