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Ambode Tries To Settle Dispute With Lagos Lawmakers To Avoid Impeachment

Lagos State executive and legislative arms met on Friday to resolve the ongoing crisis between them.

A team of the State Assembly headed by the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade met the executive team led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Idiat Adebule at the Assembly premises on Friday.

We reported earlier in the week that the State Assembly had moved to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over budget matters.

Lagos State executive and legislative arms met on Friday to resolve the ongoing crisis between them.

A team of the State Assembly headed by the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade met the executive team led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Idiat Adebule at the Assembly premises on Friday.

Among the committee are: Hons. Moshood Oshun, Dayo Saka Fafunmi, Lanre Ogunyemi, Mojisola Lasbat Miranda.

The meeting was confirmed by sources close to the committee, as they told the Nation Newspaper that actions are taken in the interest of the state.

The current reconciliatory effort may not be unconnected with these public reactions and concerns by the party leadership over possible backlash of such actions with election is just few weeks away.

The committee, it was learnt, met with some commissioners on Thursday.

“Our people have also met with the deputy governor over the current friction. The meeting is just to find an amicable ground.

“We know the executive arm actually committed the infractions, but for the interest of the state and to keep it safe ahead of the election, we have to look for a soft landing for them,” the source said on Friday afternoon.

It was learnt that the outcome of the meeting may be deliberated at a parliamentary session when the lawmakers reconvene.

The lawmakers had alleged that the governor had begun spending the 2019 budget that is yet to be presented to the House as demanded by the constitution and that the governor spent outside the 2018 budget without recourse to the House.

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