Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,778,523 members, 6,621,088 topics. Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2021 at 08:32 PM

N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode (36123 Views)

Miyetti Allah, Bandits Were Not Offered N100billion – Presidency / 'Otedola Never Planned To Run Against Ambode’ - The Boss Newspaper / Jide Sanwoolu For Lagos Governor, Tinubu’s Group Backs Him Against Ambode (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by ikorodureporta: 9:06pm On Feb 01, 2019
A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) Thursday alleged that the Lagos State House of Assembly moved to remove the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, because the governor refused to release the sum of N100 billion the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the state demanded for electioneering.

Also lending his voice against the governor’s plan, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, urged the lawmakers not to plunge the state into chaos with the plan to remove Ambode.


The Convener of the coalition, Mr. Mark Adebayo, made the allegation at a world press conference held at the Airport Hotel in Ikeja, noting that with the removal, it was obvious that the assembly was becoming a political abattoir for the murder of democracy in Nigeria.

Coming together under the aegis of Lagos Liberation Movement (LLM), the CSOs that formed the coalition are the Campaign for Democracy (CD), United Action for Democracy (UAD), Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC)(Reformed) and Lagos People’s Assembly (LPA) with a mandate to stop the assembly from witch-hunting Ambode.

Speaking at the conference yesterday, the convener alleged that the assembly threatened to remove Ambode because he refused “to release the sum of N100 billion tax payer’s money to the party to fund political campaigns. “It has been alleged that Ambode’s refusal to hand over the state’s treasury key to the Lagos slave master-in-chief is the current cause of his travails. His non-compliance with the directive to make available N100 billion by an insatiable political godfather provoked the current backlash against the governor.

“We have already put together a comprehensive petition to the anti-graft agencies and multilateral organisations on the reckless and irresponsible waste of the state’s resources by the legislative arm of government in the state.”

He noted that the coalition was interested in knowing how the Speaker of the Lagos State Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, “has been administering N800 million “running costs” allocated to the assembly monthly.


But speaking with THISDAY on phone yesterday, the Publicity Secretary, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, debunked the allegation that the lawmakers and party leaders demanded N100 billion, noting that it was fake news, which according to him, should not be taken seriously for any reason.

Igbokwe said the allegation “is propaganda from the opposition camp. It is not true that the party leaders demanded such money for the purpose of funding our campaign. It is fake news, which no person should believe.”

He, therefore, said the allegation should be dismissed, claiming that it “is not true. I cannot react to fake news. At times, all sorts of fake news are being circulated all over the country. It is propaganda against our party.”

Meanwhile, in a statement by his Directorate of Media and Publicity yesterday, Agbaje asked the assembly and the APC not to plunge the state into chaos over moves to remove Ambode, saying the move was capable of jeopardising the smooth running of the state.

According to him of course, the way Lagos politics has been structured over the last two decades, government actions are often dictated by open and covert objectives.

“That the legislators are hinging their action on the purported delay of the budget is simply a smokescreen for a very shameful undertone that the assembly members will not want to make open. They are yet to tell us their actual motivation for this superfluous move to shame the governor.

“I received the news of the impending removal of Ambode with a lot of reservation, especially with its timing and motive. This is just 19 or so days to the federal elections, and the governorship, a fortnight thereafter. So the natural questions to ask are: Why this haste? And what is the motive?” he asked.




Source: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/02/01/n100bn-campaign-funds-pitted-lagos-assembly-against-ambode-csos-allege/

Lalasticlala

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Oyimeoyimemua(f): 9:07pm On Feb 01, 2019
Naturally real

11 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by ikorodureporta: 9:08pm On Feb 01, 2019
cheesy

191 Likes 23 Shares

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by RockHard: 9:09pm On Feb 01, 2019
Fake allegations.

Igbokwe said the allegation “is propaganda from the opposition camp. It is not true that the party leaders demanded such money for the purpose of funding our campaign. It is fake news, which no person should believe.”

He, therefore, said the allegation should be dismissed, claiming that it “is not true. I cannot react to fake news. At times, all sorts of fake news are being circulated all over the country. It is propaganda against our party.”

10 Likes 2 Shares

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by SalamRushdie: 9:10pm On Feb 01, 2019
lol

2 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by ikorodureporta: 9:07am On Feb 02, 2019
RockHard:
Fake allegations.


Is Joe Igbokwe not an APC spokesperson?? Why won't he call it fake?

115 Likes 7 Shares

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Esseite: 9:08am On Feb 02, 2019
If the financial books of Lagos are opened, Nigerians would shiver.

138 Likes 8 Shares

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by VaselineCrew: 9:08am On Feb 02, 2019
will they impeach gandollar?

101 Likes 3 Shares

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by proflomo(m): 11:49am On Feb 02, 2019
What was stolen and later recovered is funny and lovely. See it here: http://dapalan.com/Q9yl


This is a really rare luck. You will be wowed. See all about it here: http://dapalan.com/MbWF
Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by datola: 11:49am On Feb 02, 2019
How are we sure this is true.

Ambode should resist any attempt to use public fund to fund their erection.

However, is that why Ambode has been so useless to the state, viz:

Virtually all Lagos roads are filled with potholes. Ambode refuses to release fund to Public Works for repairs
Abandoned road projects everywhere
Traffic jam everywhere
Most traffic lights are non functional since over a year ago
No new number plates in Lagos state since over a month to register new vehicles. They said Ambode refuses to release money to print
Non authorised motorbikes (okada) on highways
Trucks packed on major roads especially Ikorodun road and those leading to Apapa. So many times the governor promised to build packs for them


I don't understand why these politicians are so greedy. You were nobody when the so called god father presented you as candidate against all odds. The same power that be said they don't want you any longer and instead of you to leave a great legacy by good governance you abandoned all basics of good governance to punish citizens while you still hold forth.

He could have used this remaining part to convince Lagosians that he is great leader. I hope he will also be humble enough to reinstate the Alausa church pastor he sacked the other day to show stupid love for his wife.

10 Likes 1 Share

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Caseless: 11:49am On Feb 02, 2019
I'm still supporting ambo.

13 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by jchioma: 11:49am On Feb 02, 2019
kingthreatz:
Fake news sef. PDP, original masterminds

michoim:
PDP into smear campaigns...but we are wiser

So these groups are PDP too?

Coming together under the aegis of Lagos Liberation Movement (LLM), the CSOs that formed the coalition are the Campaign for Democracy (CD), United Action for Democracy (UAD), Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC)(Reformed) and Lagos People’s Assembly (LPA) with a mandate to stop the assembly from witch-hunting Ambode.

17 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by DLondonboiy: 11:51am On Feb 02, 2019
grin
Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Ololanla: 11:51am On Feb 02, 2019
D
Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by kingthreatz: 11:51am On Feb 02, 2019
Fake news sef. PDP, original masterminds
Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by davit: 11:51am On Feb 02, 2019
I ve actually read this somewhere else. Obviously, it is fake news. But I just wonder why a reputable media house like ThisDay will be fanning its ember!
Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by id911(m): 11:51am On Feb 02, 2019
grin

15 Likes 1 Share

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Nobody: 11:51am On Feb 02, 2019
Lies from pit of hell,how much is Lagos budget ? Where are they going to get 100 billion naira to remove

Nonsense!

2 Likes 3 Shares

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Nobody: 11:52am On Feb 02, 2019
RockHard:
Fake allegations.
why is he being impeach

18 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by michoim(m): 11:52am On Feb 02, 2019
PDP into smear campaigns...but we are wiser

1 Like

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by deboysben(m): 11:53am On Feb 02, 2019
Pdp should better campaign vigorously to take over lagos

31 Likes 2 Shares

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Frankbaro(m): 11:53am On Feb 02, 2019
Tinubu and his gang of greedy thieves are hell bent on crippling Lagos state.
When will this stop? Just one man and his insatiable appetite for public money..

10 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by bluecircle470: 11:53am On Feb 02, 2019
Only fools with demented soul will believe this.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Miracle4Sure: 11:53am On Feb 02, 2019
grin
Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by KanwuliaExtra: 11:54am On Feb 02, 2019
Wetin Lagos need campaign funds for? undecided
To campaign against itself? wink

1 Like

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by gurunlocker: 11:54am On Feb 02, 2019
APC the party of the saints....

6 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by Olukat(m): 11:54am On Feb 02, 2019
anjigirl:
Lies from pit of hell,how much is Lagos budget ? Where are they going to get 100 billion naira to remove

Nonsense!


angry Lagos budget is over 800billion and the heartless owner of Lagos doesn't care
if half of that is given to him to finance his empire.

24 Likes

Re: N100Billion Campaign Funds Pitted Lagos Assembly Against Ambode by jchioma: 11:54am On Feb 02, 2019
angry

datola:
How

Because Ambode refused to release the sum of N100 billion of tax payer’s money to fund APC political campaigns. They want to remove him, but all their plans shall fail.

21 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Impeachment: No Escape Route For Fayose – APC Elders / Time Will Tell On My Position In APC, Says Saraki / Edo Residents Dance To Celebrate Obaseki’s Re-Election (Video)

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 104
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.