Gov. Ambode Set To Present Lagos State 2019 Budget, Date Revealed
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is set to present the 2019 budget of Lagos State to the House of Assembly on Tuesday.
Naija News reports that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, had met with the governor, party leaders and members of the State Assembly on Sunday, where the conflict between the governor and the lawmakers was resolved at a special Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting held in Marina, Lagos.
Lawmakers had threatened to impeach Ambode for alleged gross misconduct, including spending before the 2019 budget approval.
However, while speaking after a meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC), in Lagos on Sunday, Tinubu had said: “We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians. In the last 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 compromised. 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 a cold. We are happy that we are able to resolve the conflict and things will start moving well going forward.”
This online platform understands that leaders of the APC asked the State Assembly to drop the impeachment plot against the governor of the state.