Tinubu wades into Lagos executive-lawmakers crisis, says Ambode will no longer be impeached

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The National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said the conflict between the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and the state Assembly has been resolved.

Tinubu said this on Sunday following a peace meeting at the instance of the APC leadership in the state to end the rift between the Governor and lawmakers, which took place at the Lagos House, Marina.

The state lawmakers had threatened to impeach the governor over budget infractions and had given him a week to answer to a petition against him.

Speaking on behalf of all the APC leaders in the State, Tinubu said the executive and the legislative arms of government in the State had resolved to work together in the interest of the State

He said: “We held a meeting on behalf of Lagos, the entire Lagosians, our party – APC leadership. In the last one week, there has been noise about the conflict between the executive and the State Assembly. It is of great concern to all of us and particularly what Lagos represents across the country.

“We have been able to look into the source of 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 rumples, 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 and build the institutions, encourage the institutions to really do what is right.

“We have resolved there is 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. Conflict and conflict resolution mechanism is inbuilt in any political system unless leaders are lacking in their responsibilities.”

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