Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon.Mudashiru Obasa has been challenged to publicly account for the N28.4 billion allegedly budgeted for his office last year by the state government.
The challenge was thrown at the chief-lawmaker on Thursday in Lagos by a coalition of some Civil Society groups in the state.
Leaders of the coalition, Barrister Adeola Samuel Ilori and Comrade Alex Omotehinse implored the House of Assembly to thread cautiously over the planned impeachment of governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The activists also called on Ambode to present the 2019 budget before the House as soon as possible, emphasising that the delay by the Governor in presenting the budget is just an administrative lapse and does not amount to impeachment as threatened by the House of Assembly.
However, the activists said that they were not oblivious of allegations in certain quarters that the refusal of the Governor to pick the campaign bills of the House members, was the genesis of the crisis.
They however, noted that since such allegations were unsubstantiated, it was in the interest of the State that the issues be resolved amicably.
They therefore called on the Speaker, Hon. Obasa to also defend the allegations made a a group as published in the press that the Speaker allegedly spent N28.4 billion as running costs for his office in one year.