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Lagos APC leaders rescue Gov Ambode from impeachment crisis

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The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has delved into the crisis between the state governor and the state House of Assembly.

The Assembly had queried the governor, and made surreptitious moves to have him removed from office, a move that had precipitated political crisis in the state.

The party leaders at a Special Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting held in Lagos on Sunday said the issues had been resolved, and that the Executive/Legislature must work together amicably, to resolve the grey areas in their relationship.

According to the party leaders, the conflict between Gov. Ambode and the State House of Assembly had been resolved.

Speaking after the meeting, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, APC National Leader, said “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.

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“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.”

Also speaking, Prince Tajudeen Olusi- A Leader in Lagos APC, 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.”

Others at the meeting, included Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, his deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Adebute, House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa and his Deputy, Hon. Wasiu Esinlokun.

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