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Hon. Murphy Adigun-Ahmed of Oyo State House of Assembly says the House has never planned to impeach Gov. Abiola Ajimobi.
Adigun-Hamed said the clarification was necessary to correct an impression making rounds that the House was planning to move a motion to impeach the governor.
The assemblyman who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by telephone on Sunday said the assembly was rather focusing on its constitutional mandate of making laws to develop the state.
“We should be talking about moving the state forward; some people are just focusing on dragging us backward.
“APC has 18 out of 32 members, so how possible is it for them to impeach our governor, we know where this is coming from,’’ he said.
24 House members had been reported to have been meeting secretly and that more members were being wooed to join the group. Sources say 10 legislators from the APC had joined the 14 other legislators from the PDP and AP and that they were holding secret meetings on the modalities to impeach either the governor or the speaker, Monsurat Sumonu.
The House has 32 members with the All Progressives Congress having 18 members; Peoples Democratic Party nine; while the Accord Party, which had seven, now has five members.
Majority leader of the House, Oyeniyi Akande. Speaking on behalf of the 18 APC members during an emergency press conference, Akande said a report that APC members were part of a meeting held with the PDP and Accord last weekend could not stand the test of time.
He said, “I am using this period to debunk that statement that APC members were part of that meeting; they were not part of that meeting at all, none of our members was in that meeting. I am saying it categorically that we are solidly behind our governor, Ajimobi, beyond 2015. We have the positive opinion that he is going to win the second term election.”
“For political reasons, no member of APC can boldly come out and affirm my claim publicly. Let me tell you emphatically, immediately after plenary, four other members signified their readiness to associate with the project.”