By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor
#TrackNigeria: A Special Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC) held a meeting in Lagos Sunday to resolve the conflict between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Lagos State House of Assembly.
This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Ambode, Mr Habib Aruna.
According to Aruna, Tinubu said: “We held a meeting on behalf of entire Lagosians. In the last one week or so, there has been some talk about a conflict between the Executive and the Legislature in Lagos. This is of great concern to us.
“We looked at the source of the conflict, which is normal in a democracy, and that is why there are also conflict-resolution mechanisms. We examined the grievances on both sides. As leaders, we also looked into areas where there has to be compromise.
“In order to build institutions and encourage consensus-building, we have to do what is right.There is no impeachment. Let there be more communication and consensus-building and understanding. All these are inbuilt in the democratic system.
“We thank the Speaker and the leadership of the House. We thank the Governor and the Deputy Governor. They have all demonstrated respect for the party leadership in Lagos. You know when Lagos sneezes, other areas catch cold. We are happy that we are able to resolve the conflict and things will start moving well going forward.
Also speaking, Prince Tajudeen Olusi said: “The APC leader has spoken. This is just to further confirm the decisions that we reached. Conflict is an institutional part of the governance.
“The Executive/Legislature must work together. We have reached a decision that they must work together amicably. And very soon, both the Legislature and the Executive must resolve the grey areas in their relationship.”
The meeting was attended by both the executive and legislative arms represented by Ambode and his deputy; and the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa; the Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshinlokun; Majority Leader, Sinai Agunbiade; Chief Whip, Rotimi Abiru, were also among other principal officers of the Assembly.
Others were all the members of the Governors’ Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision making organ of the party in the state; Governorship candidate of the party in the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Femi Hamzat, among others.