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We’ve never thought of impeaching Fashola, says Ikuforiji

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Adeyemi Ikuforiji yesterday said that there was never a time that the house had the intention of impeaching the Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola.

He, however, faulted supporters of the governor, who he said have been insinuating that the house has the intention of impeaching the governor.

Mr Ikuforiji said this in Lagos at a town hall meeting organized by the Civil Liberties Organisation.

In an attempt to set the records straight on the alleged plot to commence impeachment proceedings on the governor and failure of the house to pass the 2011 supplementary budget, the speaker dismissed the plot saying that the house was not interested in removing the governor.

He said “there was never a time that the house wanted to remove the governor, though; there is nobody that is so good that cannot be impeached by the house. The main job that I have is to catch the governor where there is stealing and that is why we carry out oversight functions.”

On the recent ban of motorcycle operators popularly known as okada, the speaker made it clear that the house did not pass any law barring okada operatives from plying certain routes in the state.

He, however, advised the motorcyclists to seek redress in the law courts, if they feel aggrieved about the recent ban.

He said “the house has not made laws concerning the operations or activities of okada in the state, but if the okada union feels strongly aggrieved about it, the law court is there.”

Earlier in his remarks, Executive Director of CLO, Mr Ibuchukwu Ohabuenyi said the town hall meeting was informed by the need for lawmakers in the state to give account of their stewardship to their various constituencies.


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