Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, no longer has to lose sleep over the impeachment process launched by the Mudashiru Obasa led House of Assembly as the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, under the Governorship Advisory Council (GAC), which met weekend brokered a truce.
At the meeting were Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Ambode and his deputy, Obasa and his deputy, former Deputy Governor Abiodun Ogunleye, Wale Edu, APC Chairman Tunde Balogun, Chief Lanre Rasaq, Chief Mutiu Aare, Seriki Bamu, Busura Alebiosu, Muftau Taiwo, Murphy Adetoro, Olofunfunmi Basorun, Oladele Ajomale, Majority Leader Sinai Agunbiade; Chief Whip Rotimi Abiru, Lagos APC governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his deputy Femi Hamzat, Lagos East Senatorial candidate Bayo Osinowo, Dr. Yomi Finnih and Prof Tunde Samuel, among other principal officers of the Lagos Assembly.
Tinubu said: “We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians. In the last one week or so, there has been some talk about conflict between the executive and legislature in Lagos. This is of great concern to us. We looked at the source of the conflict, which is normal in 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. 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.”
Since he lost his reelection bid Ambode has been on the campaign trail of both President Muhammadu Buhari and Sanwo-Olu.