A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has assured that Lagos State governor Akin Ambode will not be impeached by the House of Assembly.
Tinubu said this on Sunday in Lagos after a meeting of the Assembly members and Ambode.
Concise News understands that there have been reports that the Assembly wants to impeach Ambode.
However, Tinubu has assured that the issue has been resolved and mechanisms set in place to foster a better relationship between Ambode and the lawmaker.
“We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians,” the former Lagos leader noted.
“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.”
He assured that “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 a cold.
“We are happy that we are able to resolve the conflict and things will start moving well going forward.”