Labour party demands Amosun’s impeachment over rising debt
Worried by what it termed monumental debt profile of Ogun State, the Labour Party (LP) has called on members of the state House of Assembly to commence an impeachment process against Governor Ibikunle Amosun, to save the state from the clutches of perpetual poverty.
The party claimed that with the state’s debt profile, totaling over N220b, it is evident that Ogun should be classified as a failed state. The party also stated that the impeachment process must commence so that the next administration will device means of salvaging the state from the ruins left by the ‘clueless administration’.
In a statement made available to The Guardian, signed by the state Chairman, Comrade Arabambi Abayomi and his Secretary, Comrade Oginni Olaposi, the party warned that “should the Speaker and the legislators fail in discharging their duties towards impeaching the governor within 21 days, our party in conjunction with other like minds, shall compel declaration of State of Emergency by the president through the National Assembly.”
While noting that in January, the governor requested the approval of N65.75b (with 35 years repayment plan), the party claimed that the governor did not give any detailed expenditures of the borrowing.
Reacting to the allegations, the governor said the state does not owe near any of the figures being bandied.
Amosun, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) Media, Adejuwon Soyinka, said: “For anyone interested in the truth, it is so easy to determine by checking with the Debt Management Office (DMO). A simple check on the DMO website will suffice.“
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