Monday, 28 October 2019

Lagos Assembly summons Ambode using National Newspapers, demands his appearance on Wednesday



  The Lagos State House of Assembly has listed five ‘sins’ allegedly committed by former governor of the state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. The ‘sins’ include alleged unauthorised discounting of promissory note and purchase of 820 buses without due authorisation.

   The Assembly, therefore, asked the former governor to appear before it by 1pm on Wednesday. This made it the second time the governor was summoned. He was first summoned about two weeks ago alongside former government officials, including the former commissioners for Finance, Economic Planning, Justice and Attorney General, and Permanent Secretary, Economic Planning.

  The House has now issued another invite to the former governor, as contained in an advert in some national dailies. The invite was titled, ‘Notice of summons: Mr Akinwunmi Ambode (the former Governor of Lagos State),’ and signed by the Clerk of the House, Mr A. A. Sanni. In the new summon, the former governor was reminded of the importance of appearing before the House to shed light on a five-point infraction raised by the Assembly.

  The fresh notice stated, “The Lagos State House of Assembly, pursuant to Section 129 (1)(c) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) hereby summons His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the former Governor of Lagos State (May, 2015 – May, 2019) to appear before the Committee of the House on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Lateef Jakande Auditorium, Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja by 1 pm.”

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