Posted by News Express | 3 February 2019 | 1,394 times
A Special Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting was held today, Sunday, February 3, 2019, in Marina, Lagos, to resolve the conflict between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the Lagos State House of Assembly, which has lately threatened to impeach the Governor over alleged budgetary infractions.
The meeting attended, among others, by All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Lagos central Senatorial Leader, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Governor Ambode, his deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Adebute, House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, his Deputy, Hon. Wasiu Esinlokun, halted the impeachment moves.
Asiwaju Tinubu said in a statement circulated after the meeting: “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.”
Reflecting the acquiescence of others at the meeting, Prince 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.”
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