Ambode to present 2019 budget after impeachment threats

There are reports that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has concluded arrangements to present the 2019 budget of Lagos State.

According to Daily Independent, the governor would present the appropriation bill before members of the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja today (Tuesday).

The governor who was denied a second term ticket by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been at loggerheads with the House of Assembly.

Members of the Assembly had accused the governor of gross misconduct and spending before budget approval, an offence that reportedly led to his planned impeachment

But it took the intervention of a former governor of the state and a National leader of the party, Bola Tinubu who met with the Governor Advisory Committee (GAC) on Sunday, to rescue the governor from being impeached.

Tinubu waded into the crisis that rock the executive and legislative arms of government, saying, “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.”

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