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Protesters call for Ambode’s probe

Protesters under the aegis of Lagos Youth Vanguard (LYV) on Tuesday stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to demand the probe of former Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of the state over alleged corrupt activities.

The protesters, chanted solidarity songs and were led by the Patron of Lagos Youth Vanguard, Mr. Rasak Olokooba and the President of the Group, Mr. Ibrahim Ekundina.

Some of the placards of the protesters read: “Ambode, submit yourself for probe,” “Ambode must be probed,” “EFCC do your job,” “Ambode awarded fake contracts,” and “Ambode, return Lagos money.”

Some protesters calling for probe of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

The Lagos Youth Vanguard stated in their leaflet that was distributed to journalists that the former governor  “deliberately laid landmine through the obvious improper, inappropriate and insufficient content in his handover note that should serve as a guide to the incoming administration in the tradition of every civilised public officer.”

Speaking to journalists in an interview, Mr Rasak Olokooba, said that it was good to be fair to every administration.

Mr Rasak Olokooba, Patron of Lagos Youth Vanguard leading protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly

Mr Olokooba added that they had watched events for 90 days and that there were clear indications that the former governor had been going up and doing to disrupt the activities of the current administration.

Addressing the protesters, the representative of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alhaji Mudashiru Obasa, Mr. Rotimi Olowo stated that the protesters were right as their action was constitutional.

Mr Olowo emphasised that the House had commenced investigations into the government of former Governor Ambode and that lawmakers would look into the petition as a House and do their job as expected.

Barnabas Hunjo

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