PLAN TO IMPEACH GOV AMBODE: Protests outside Lagos Assembly

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Groups of protesters have stormed the Lagos state House of Assembly in protests of plans by the lawmakers to impeach the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Ambode has been having a running battle with the state’s lawmakers ever since his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) refused him a return ticket to contest in the forthcoming elections.

In a bid to rescue the embattled governor from the claws of the state assembly, protesters on Wednesday morning besieged the Assembly complex at Ikeja to express displeasure over the development.

Bearing banners with different inscriptions, the group said the process, if allowed to stand, would disrupt the peace in the state and ultimately next month’s general election.

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They urged the members of the Assembly to allow the governor to complete his tenure.

Meanwhile, armed security men were at the entrance of the Assembly complex to forestall breakdown of law and order.

The assembly had accused the governor of gross misconduct while he was given seven days to defend the accusations, or risk impeachment.

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