Lagos House Of Assembly Gave Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Conditions To Avoid Impeachment
Governor Akinwunmin Ambode Must Appear Before Us – Lagos Lawmakers
The Lagos State House of Assembly at the end of their emergency meeting on Wednesday insisted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode must appear before it to explain issues regarding the 2019 budget for the state.
Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade while addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting by the lawmakers on Wednesday night, said the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and some of his commissioners are earlier invited by the house of representatives to appear and clear their names beyond no doubt.
He also denied the submission that the lawmakers were witch-hunting Governor for being insinuated in some quarters of the state.
However, According to AfricPro News, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade maintained openly that the issues raised were too serious for the house to ignore or sweep under the carpet.
AfricPro News recalls that the Lagos State House of Assembly retreated into an emergency parliamentary meeting on Wednesday following the protest by Lagosians that greeted the reported planned impeachment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by the Assembly.
Referring to the protest, Hon Sanai Agunbiade said that the major contention is that of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. he started spending from the 2019 budget which has not been laid before the House which is against constitutional provisions.
“The budget is supposed to have been laid before the commencement of another fiscal which has always been the practice in the state, and unless it is laid you cannot spend from it but Governor Akinwunmi Ambode went ahead to make expenditure from the budget.
There are also some infractions the House observed about the 2018 budget, expenditures made outside the budget, which necessitated the invitation of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The House extended it to him and some commissioners to come and explain how budget are been spent..
“It is not witch-hunting as people believe, to make expenditure from the budget you must have laid it before the House, for now, we don’t have the budget so you can’t spend what we did not give you. As legislators we must do things properly,” so said by Honourable Sanai Agunbiade.
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