The Lagos Liberation Movement (LLM) has vowed to resist the move by the Lagos State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The group, in a statement on Tuesday, said it viewed the latest move against Governor Ambode as the height of legislative rascality and abuse of office by the lawmakers.
In a statement issued by Comrades Mark Adebayo and Olufemi Lawson, LLM said “We wish to call the attention of Lagosians and Nigerians, to the latest move by some members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, currently making an attempt to hoist something that is totally undemocratic on the people of Lagos where they seek to, for no justifiable reason attempt impeachment of the governor.’’
LLM noted that the Assembly, led by Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, was deviating from its statutory responsibility, of law making, and planning to hijack Executive responsibilities.
“The Assembly is beginning to position itself, as a clog in the wheel of progress, and have refused to appreciate the unprecedented statesman role, played by Governor Ambode in stabilizing the state, despite the reactionary manipulations against his administration,” they said.
The group also accused former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu of being behind the plot to remove Ambode.
“This latest onslaught has totally unfolded a civilian coup in the State, keeping the Chief Executive Officer at hostage and disbursing the State funds for personal interest, will no longer be tolerated.”
“Rather than concentrate on more fundamental issues affecting the ordinary citizens of the State, the members of the assembly, have chosen to remain idle.
“They have refused to convene session of the House to consider the State’s appropriation bill, but are now turning round to hang their conspiratorial ineptitude on the hapless Governor who has tolerated and endured the shenanigans and humiliation in the interest of peace. Lagosians need to reclaim their state.
“It beats our imagination that Lagos State, that should play the leading role when it comes to democratic practices and respect for the rule of law would be disgracing itself before the nation and the international community with this kind of development, being embarked upon by the Obasa led House.
“These legislators and their external collaborators are sabotaging the smooth running of government and are desperately making attempt, at removing him through illegal means. But we wish to inform Lagosians and the entire world, that they will not succeed because they must not be allowed to make mockery of our democracy,” they added.
The LLM said it will mobilize against the Assembly and that plans by “an insignificant group hiding under their membership of the State’s House of Assembly to remove the governor will fail”.
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