The National Chairman of Action Alliance, Dr. Tunde Anifowose-Kelani, has described the recent alleged impeachment move against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State as self-destructive for the All Progressives Congress.
The chairman made this assertion in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Anifowose-Kelani, who described the impeachment move as unwise, said it could result in APC losing Lagos State in the upcoming gubernatorial election.
He, therefore, advised the party to quickly resolve the crisis between the governor and the state legislature.
He said: “It is sheer callousness and abject insensitivity with selfishness for anyone to think of impeaching Governor Ambode after he was denied the second term opportunity.
“Ambode, being a gentlemen, took the slight in good faith and with humility.
“The fact that he was denied a second-term ticket does not mean that Lagosians are sleeping at all.
“They are watching the events unfold, and for a group of people to embarrass the governor, it shall meet high resistance with Lagosians’ votes.
“We, hereby, call on the leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to caution and lecture the political opportunists with immediate effect on the adverse effect of their negative intention on APC in the state.
“We appeal to those involved to stop the impeachment threat or face mass mobilization of voters against their elections in the state.”
Anifowose-Kelani also said the Action Alliance had scaled up its efforts to ensure the success of President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s gubernatorial candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, in the upcoming general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Lagos State House of Assembly had on Monday given Ambode a week ultimatum to appear before it.
The House demanded that the governor defends himself over allegations of misconduct levelled against him or face impeachment process.