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Protests Rock Lagos Over Plans To Impeach Ambode

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Lagos residents in their large number on Wednesday stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly, warning the lawmakers to immediately shelve any plan to impeach the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The protesters noted that the lawmakers’ action was basically to witch-hunt the governor who they described has within last three years achieved more than any other governor in the country.

The protest came barely two days after the lawmakers threatened to impeach Ambode if he fails to explain reasons for his alleged financial misappropriation within seven days.

The protesters under the aegis of Lagos Peoples’ Assembly, barricaded the State House of Assembly with their placards, expressing their dissatisfaction over the lawmakers’ action against the governor.

They brandished placards with inscriptions such as : ‘He is a performing governor, we reject impeachment’, ‘Lagos APC should be careful, election is around the corner’ ‘Lagosians love Ambode for his good works’ ‘We say no to impeachment of the governor and Enough of this intimidation of Ambode’’ among others.

The protesters in a letter handed over to the lawmakers stressed that they were concerns by the actions of the lawmakers against a governor that has considered the plights of residents as priority.

In the letter signed by Declan Ihekaire, stated that the lawmakers and the executive were partners in business of governance, saying, they must work seamlessly for development of Lagos.

“Our credible investigation revealed that both arms of government are worried that the budget delay would invariably affect the ability of the government to complete various infrastructural projects commenced by the administration littering the state.

“The fear of both parties which is well founded is that opposition would make case of the uncompleted projects as campaign items to disparage the ruling party in forthcoming general elections.

 

 

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