This Is The Reason Why Lagos Assembly Wants To Impeach Akinwunmi Ambode

This Is The Reason Why Lagos Assembly Wants To Impeach Akinwunmi Ambode

On Monday, The Lagos State House Of Assembly threatened to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for spending funds which were not appropriated for.  The Lagos State House Of Assembly then asked him to appear before or within one week over the 2019 budget, which caused argument between two arms of government.

According to reports, Ambode has sent the 2019 budget to the house in December against tradition of laying the budget before the house.

The speaker of Lagos State House Of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, told the lawmakers that it was important to give the governor a fair hearing over the issue. He said the governor’s action was in violation of the constitution.

See what Obasa said below;

“The attorney general, finance commissioner and commissioner for budget and economic planning that ought to have advised the governor did not do so.
The most important thing is that we should let the people know that a budget that has yet to be approved was being spent, which was why we could not attend to the governor on the budget on Monday 21, January.
We must give them a fair hearing to come and explain what happened.
“The point has been made that there must be something before the House before you can commence expenditure. We want to call on the governor to come within a week to explain himself…”
We can start gathering signatures for impeachment. We can wait till another time,”

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