A group of protesters today stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to protest against the planned impeachment of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The men and women, who carried banners with inscriptions of their agitations, said the removal of Ambode would disrupt the peaceful conduct of the general elections.
They asked the lawmakers to allow the governor complete his tenure. The Assembly had accused the governor of gross misconduct and illegally spending from the 2019 budget, which had yet to be approved. They had given the governor seven days to defend the allegations or risk impeachment.
The leader of the Protest group, Comrade Declan Ihekaire said a synergy of Ambode, Sanwo-Olu and the House of Assembly will make a better Lagos. He called on the governor and the Assembly to shield their swords and rather concentrate on the dire need to complete all the on-going infrastructural projects in the state.
Addressing the protesters on behalf of the speaker and Assembly, Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade assured them that their request will be presented to the whole House.