Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will not be impeached, Lagos’ political juggernaut Bola Tinubu has assured.
Lawmakers in the state had threatened to impeach Ambode over his refusal to present the 2019 budget before the House of Assembly before issuing out contracts. They had given the governor a week ultimatum to appear before them and defend his position.
But Tinubu said on Sunday, after a peace meeting was brokered by the APC leadership, that Ambode will remain governor until the end of his tenure.
“In the last one week, there was noise about the conflict between the executive and the House of Assembly. It is of great concern to all of us and particularly, what Lagos represents across the country,” the former governor of the state said.
“We have been able to look into the source of the various conflicts, which is not uncommon in politics. What is the genesis of those problems? We are one big family and as a big family, you will have some disagreement.
“As leaders of the party, we have looked into that. We have looked into areas where we have to compromise, discuss, build the institutions and encourage them to really do what is right.
“We have resolved that there would be no question of impeachment in Lagos State. Let the two arms of government communicate and continue to respect one another and build consensus and understanding. That is all about politics,” he added.