With air of finality, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has assured that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos will not be impeached.
Mr Tinubu, who was governor of the state from 1999 to 2007, gave the assurance after a special Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting held on Sunday to resolve the conflict between Governor Ambode and the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Present at the meeting were Ambode; his deputy, Idia Adebule; Lagos House of Assembly speaker, Mudashiru Obasa; his deputy, Wasiu Esinlokun, and Lagos central senatorial leader, Tajudeen Olusi.
Speaking after the meeting, Tinubu said: “We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians.
“In the last one week or so, there has been some talk about a conflict between the Executive and the Legislature in Lagos. This is of great concern to us.
“We looked at the source of the conflict, which is normal in a democracy, and that is why there are also conflict-resolution mechanisms. We examined the grievances on both sides.
“As leaders, we also looked into areas where there has to be compromise. In order to build institutions and encourage consensus-building, we have to do what is right.
“There is no impeachment. Let there be more communication and consensus-building and understanding. All these are inbuilt in the democratic system.
“We thank the speaker and the leadership of the House. We thank the governor and the deputy governor. They have all demonstrated respect for the party leadership in Lagos.
“You know when Lagos sneezes, other areas catch cold. We are happy that we are able to resolve the conflict and things will start moving well going forward.”
On his part, Olusi said, “The APC leader has spoken. This is just to further confirm the decisions that we reached. Conflict is an institutional part of the governance.
“The executive/legislature must work together. We have reached a decision that they must work together amicably. And very soon, both the legislature and the executive must resolve the grey areas in their relationship