Wednesday 12 September 2018

''No Plans To Impeach Ambode' As Tinubu ''Anoints Sanwaolu As Next Governor Of Lagos State' - Speaker

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has refuted claims that the State Assembly is planning to impeach the State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, over his decision to seek re-election.

In a chat with DailyTrust, the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, Musibau Razak, said there is no iota of truth in the speculation trending on social media and some online news websites that the Speaker was acting on instructions to initiate impeachment proceedings against Governor Ambode.

 Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, is currently the number one trending topic on Nigerian twitter. This is because of the political developments in the state.

Ambode who picked up his APC governorship nomination form yesterday Monday, September 10th, is said to be on a collision course with the APC National leader and former godfather, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the former Lagos state governor and national chairman of the ruling party, has reportedly asked the state governor to forget about his plans to seek re-election.

The Cable reports that Ambode is being threatened with impeachment proceedings if he fails to back out from the governorship election. Tinubu has reportedly anointed a former Commissioner under Babatunde Fashola, Ambode’s predecessor, Jide Sanwonolu as the ''incoming governor of the state''. Sanwonolu is the current managing director of Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC).

Sanwonolu picked up his APC nomination form today September 11th. Sanwonolu was joined by members of the Mandate Movement, a group fiercely loyal to Tinubu

Over 50 council chairmen loyal to Bola Tinubu have reportedly met and pledged their support to Jide Sanwonolu

Some Nigerians on twitter are saying that for Ambode to save his political career, he needs to immediately defect to the PDP where it would be advised the party fields him as their consensus candidate.

2019: Ambode reportedly faces impeachment as Tinubu 

Already, it has been reported by the publisher, Dele Momodu, that oil magnate, Femi Otedola, has been offered the PDP governorship candidate of the state and he has since accepted it. 

Responding to an inquiry made by DailyTrust, Razak said the relationship between the Governor and Speaker is “smooth and solid”.

“This is political. Lot of information is being circulated here and there but there is no iota of truth in the report. The relationship between the Governor and Speaker is smooth and solid,” Razak said.

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