Lagos State House of Assembly threaten to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

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Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday threatened to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for allegedly spending funds which were not appropriated for.

The Assembly subsequently asked Ambode to appear before it within one week over the 2019 budget, which has caused disagreement between the two arms of government.

Ambode had sent the 2019 budget to the House in December against the tradition of laying the budget before the House.

The Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, told the lawmakers that it was important to give the governor a fair hearing over the issue.

He said the governor’s action was in violation of the constitution.

The discussion was sequel to a report presented by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, who is the chairman of an ad hoc committee set up to look into the issues surrounding the 2019 budget during a parliamentary meeting of the lawmakers.

The deputy speaker revealed that the committee met with relevant commissioners and heads of agencies which revealed several infractions.

He said the committee discovered that 2019 Budget was already being implemented by the executive without being laid on the floor of the House.

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