Details available to societynow.ng revealed the stormy talks about a planned impeachment of Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode may just be a “face-saving ruse after all.
According to claims by the Ambode’s men the plot to impeach the embattled governor has roots in the orchestration of political leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The move is alleged to be the fallout of the protracted political fight that saw the governor lose his re-election ticket as the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Lagos state for the 2019 general election.
The planned ouster of Ambode as Lagos Governor is said to be connected to increasing talks he is planning a defection to another political party – after he was denied re-election opportunity in APC.
Insiders, however, insist to societynow.ng that the impeachment talk is “mere agenda setting”.
“The governor and his people are trying to wipe up sympathy and at the same time pre-empt possible action against him after seeing the other side of the might of the political machinery that helped him to power” a source stated to societynow.ng.
According to sources claims that the governor’s calls are being ignored by party leaders shouldn’t be an issue.
An insider analyzed “That is politics, he has been demystified. He is on his way out of office and a new man is about to come in, new bonds are being formed in preparation for another political episode or does he expect people that he shunned to now embrace him with open hands at the twilight of his administration when there is a chance of a far better political future an incoming administration the need to show allegiance to”.
Ambode was accused of running a “do it all alone administration” by sidelining political leaders and shunning stakeholders before he lost his re-election ticket.
Things were said to have reached such an unpleasant height that the party chairman – Ajomale – and other influential players found it extremely hard to get in touch with the Governor.
Insiders disclosed after losing his reelection ticket to Jide Sanwoolu and dogged by talks of possible defection to a rival political party, Ambode and trying to preempt actions that may be taken against him by the leaders he is up against.
“That is why there are floating the impeachment talks and in the process attempting to change the narrative against the embattled governor by throwing up fresh talks he was not responsible for the actions that got him into trouble with the party leaders” a source disclosed to societynow.ng.
The new narrative by Ambode’s is putting the blame for his actions that wasted tons of extraordinary goodwill at the doorstep of the man that gave his all to make him Lagos Governor and also unseat him – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.