A crowd of angry protesters on Wednesday laid siege at the Lagos State House of Assembly over an alleged plot to impeach Governor Akinwumi Ambode.
The crowd of protesters included those from concerned Lagosians, supporters of Governor Ambode, Lagos Peoples’ Assembly (LPA), civil society groups amongst others. The crowd came to stop suspicious moves by the Lagos Assembly to impeach Governor Akinwumi Ambode.
There were various placards held up by the crowd bearing several inscriptions which showed their support for the governor.
Speaking to reporters, Comrade Declan Ihekaire, leader of LPA said, “we are not here to protest, we are here to show solidarity to Ambode and the entire Lagos Assembly that there is no basis for wanting to impeach His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at this point in time.
“He is still a loyal party man and for that, he deserves no impeachment and moreover we are very close to electioneering period, we don’t want a situation where the opposition will capitalise and take over Lagos state”.
He said he believes when Ambode, Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State Assembly work together Lagos would be better.
“A division in the house will bring a break in the relationship, and Lagosians are watching and Nigerians are watching, we call on both the governor and Assembly to shield their swords and rather concentrate on the dire need to complete all the on-going infrastructural projects in the state”.