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Lagos lawmakers moves to impeach Ambode

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Lawmakers in the Lagos state house of assembly have accused Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.

At plenary on Monday, the aggrieved lawmakers gave the governor a week ultimatum to explain his action, saying failure to do so could trigger impeachment proceedings.

Majority of the lawmakers at the plenary had called for the impeachment of the governor while a few asked him to resign.

But Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker, appealed to his colleagues to give the governor the last chance to defend himself.

There had been reports of attempts to impeach the governor but in an interview shortly after Ambode lost his reelection ticket to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Obasa had said the governor’s action will determine whether or not he would be impeached.

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