Ex-deputy gov, Pedro seeks withdrawal of 2007 impeachment order



FORMER deputy governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro, has approached the House of Assembly to revisit and withdraw the 2007 impeachment order that removed him from office.

Pedro, was impeached at the twilight of the second-term administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over alleged improper conducts.

In response to the request, leadership of the House has constituted an Ad-hoc Committee to look into the circumstances leading to the impeachment of the former Deputy Governor of the State.

Pedro had in a letter to the House, which was also read on the floor during plenary, solicited the withdrawal of the notice and consequent impeachment by the lawmakers of the 5th Assembly.

Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, while inaugurating the Committee, enjoined them to unravel circumstances leading to the impeachment of Pedro, while taking holistic approach by inviting the former Deputy Governor to hear his submission in the course of the Committee’s deliberations.

Members of the Committee include, the Majority Leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, who will serve as Chairman. Others are Desmond Eliot, Jimi Muhammed, Olumuyiwa Jimoh, Kazeem Alimi, Sokunle Olusola Hakeem and Gbolahan Yishau.

The Committee is expected to report back to the House, after the House’s brief recess for Umrah pilgrimage.

In a related development, the People Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House has elected Akeem Bello, representing Amuwo – Odofin Constituency II as its Minority Leader, while Mosunmila Sangodara from Surulere Constituency II is the new Minority Whip of the House.

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